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

Sierra Mountain Cemetery

 
 
Sierra Mountain Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1869.
 
Location. 39° 20.043′ N, 120° 10.635′ W. Marker is in Truckee, California, in Nevada County. Marker can be reached from East Main
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Street. Marker is mounted at the entrance to the cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Truckee CA 96161, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. C.P.R.R. Truckee Round House (approx. half a mile away); First Log Cabin (approx. half a mile away); Chief Truckee (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); George Schaffer House (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Truckee.
 
Sierra Mountain Cemetery and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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
Sierra Mountain Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, October 14, 2012
3. Sierra Mountain Cemetery
Sierra Mountain Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, October 14, 2012
4. Sierra Mountain Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 11, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 15, 2012, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 591 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 15, 2012, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.

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