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Truckee in Nevada County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Sierra Mountain Cemetery

 
 
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By Syd Whittle, October 14, 2012
1. Sierra Mountain Cemetery Marker
Inscription. The Masonic and Odd Fellows Lodges each established cemeteries here in 1869 or 1870 to provide a burial place for their deceased. Catholics established a cemetery to the Southwest. Pioneers and prominent citizens within the original fenced cemetery grounds. The less reputable were buried outside the fences. Stories abound of the bodies placed in snowbanks or ice houses awaiting the ground thaw. The Truckee Cemetery District was formed in 1946 and received title to the land and named the cemetery in 1964. In 1954 the original site increased in size despite the best efforts of the community to prevent the townsfolk from dying.
 
Erected 2001 by Truckee Cemetery District and & Chief Truckee Chapter 3691, E Clampus Vitus.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 39° 20.043′ N, 120° 10.635′ W. Marker is in Truckee, California, in Nevada County. Marker can be reached from East Main Street. Click for map. Marker is mounted at the entrance to the cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Truckee CA 96161, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Log Cabin (approx. half a mile away); Chief Truckee
Sierra Mountain Cemetery and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 14, 2012
2. Sierra Mountain Cemetery and Marker
Note that the sign over the entrance says "Truckee Cemetery."
This marker is mounted on the left pillar. The plaque visible on the right pillar reads:
Sierra Mountain Cemetery
Dedicated to All Faiths
(approx. half a mile away); Truckee’s Old Stone Garage and Site of Town’s First Dwelling (approx. half a mile away); “The Tin Can” ----------- “Dot’s Place” (approx. 0.6 miles away); Jax Truckee Diner (approx. 0.6 miles away); George Schaffer (approx. 0.6 miles away); Truckee (approx. 0.6 miles away); Theodore Dehone Judah (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Truckee.
 
Also see . . .  Sierra Mountain Cemetery Civil War Veterans Dedication. In June 2012 a ceremony was held to honor the Civil War veterans buried at the cemetery. (Submitted on October 15, 2012.) 
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
Sierra Mountain Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 14, 2012
3. Sierra Mountain Cemetery
Sierra Mountain Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 14, 2012
4. Sierra Mountain Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 345 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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