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Modesto in Stanislaus County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Silent City

 
 
Silent City Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, May 29, 2009
1. Silent City Marker
Inscription.
The first recorded burial here was in 1860, but oral history says there were burials as early as 1850. Veterans of wars and conflicts since the Civil War are also buried here. In 1890 a wooden sidewalk was built from downtown so that the ladies’ dresses wouldn’t get muddy when they visited the graves of their loved ones. Many of the founders of Modesto and Stanislaus County are at rest here.
Administered and Maintained by the
Modesto Cemetery Association
Dedicated May 18, 1996
Estanislao Chapter 58
E Clampus Vitus

 
Erected 1996 by Estanislao Chapter No. 58, E. Clampus Vitus.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 37° 38.839′ N, 120° 58.933′ W. Marker is in Modesto, California, in Stanislaus County. Marker is on Scenic Drive, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is located at the southern fence of the Modesto Pioneer Cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: 905 Scenic Drive, Modesto CA 95350, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Grand Army of the Republic (within shouting distance of this marker); Modesto Pioneer Cemetery
Silent City Marker and Modesto Pioneer Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, May 28, 2009
2. Silent City Marker and Modesto Pioneer Cemetery
(about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Andrew McGinnes (about 400 feet away); The McHenry Mansion (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Paper Boy (approx. ¾ mile away); Modesto – Stanislaus County Seat (approx. one mile away); The Guns Are Silent (approx. one mile away); Modesto War Memorial (approx. one mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Modesto.
 
More about this marker. See “Nearby Marker” Modesto Pioneer Cemetery for additional information.
 
Also see . . .  A History of the Modesto Pioneer Cemetery. (Submitted on May 29, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,316 times since then and 88 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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