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Pioche in Lincoln County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Pioche's Boot Hill

 
 
Pioche's Boot Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Trev Meed, April 9, 2010
1. Pioche's Boot Hill Marker
Inscription. A mining town from the late 1860s, Pioche is one of the most intact historic communities in Southern Nevada. Named for Francois L.A. Pioche, a San Francisco financier who, with partners, acquired some of the earliest claims in the area, the town grew quickly. Its isolation led to a lawlessness which was as famous as its mines.

The many murderers in the area led to the creation of Boot Hill, the earliest cemetery in Pioche. There were six deaths from lead poisioning in the town before the first person died of natural causes, and this cemetery was in active use during the boom years. Though religious and fraternal cemeteries were later created, Boot Hill continued to be used for many years. Though in use today, Boot Hill remains a part of the history of Pioche. Let us not forget those who are buried here, for they too are a part of our heritage.

Dedicated this 9th day of May, 2009
by the Queho Posse Chapter 1919
E Clampus Vitus
in cooperation with the Pioche Chamber of Commerce
 
Erected 2009 by E Clampus Vitus- Queho Posse Chapter 1919.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 37° 56.049′ N, 114° 26.822′ W. Marker
Pioche's Boot Hill Marker - Series of Graves, with Ore Bucket Tramway in Background image. Click for full size.
By Trev Meed, August 2, 2009
2. Pioche's Boot Hill Marker - Series of Graves, with Ore Bucket Tramway in Background
is in Pioche, Nevada, in Lincoln County. Marker is on Comstock Road 0.1 miles east of Osceola Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pioche NV 89043, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Boot Hill Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Mountain View Hotel (approx. 0.3 miles away); Masonic Hall (approx. 0.4 miles away); Commercial Club (approx. 0.4 miles away); Old Fire Hall (approx. 0.4 miles away); Oddfellows and Rebekahs (approx. half a mile away); Christ Church (approx. half a mile away); Wheeler Monument (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pioche.
 
Also see . . .
1. Boot Hill Cemetery at Pioche Nevada!!. Ghost Town Seekers presents a page for the cemetery, with pictures. (Submitted on October 8, 2015.) 

2. Pioche Boot Hill. The ECV Queho Posse provides a history of Pioche and the Boot Hill Cemetery. (Submitted on October 9, 2015.) 
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
Pioche's Boot Hill - Grave of John Bass image. Click for full size.
By Trev Meed, August 2, 2009
3. Pioche's Boot Hill - Grave of John Bass
Pioche's Boot Hill - Grave of Andrew Whitlock image. Click for full size.
By Trev Meed, August 2, 2009
4. Pioche's Boot Hill - Grave of Andrew Whitlock
Pioche's Boot Hill - Grave of Harry Gorman image. Click for full size.
By Trev Meed, August 2, 2009
5. Pioche's Boot Hill - Grave of Harry Gorman
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 8, 2015, by Trev Meed of Round Mountain, Nevada. This page has been viewed 167 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 8, 2015, by Trev Meed of Round Mountain, Nevada.   2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 9, 2015, by Trev Meed of Round Mountain, Nevada. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
 
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