Re: Death Valley Graveyards

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Posted by Mark Holloway (Tumbleweed) on October 11, 2002 at 07:05:19:

In Reply to: Death Valley Graveyards posted by Arnold Zegovia on October 09, 2002 at 12:31:11:

Turn off of hiway 190 like you are going to Scotty's Castle. Right after the 'Wagon Wheel' exhibit is a dirt road to the left that goes to the sand dunes and the original Stovepipe Well. When you turn off on to the dirt road there is a grave on the right side of the road. The only cemetary I know of is the Rhyolite/Bullfrog Cemetary. If you want to go there then e-mail me and I'll tell you how to find it. There is one other place that I think is a grave yard. Park on hiway 190 about a quarter mile south of the Cow Creek turnoff. Walk straight West to the salt pan. When you get there look around the area and you will see several gravel mounds. There are no markings but it does not look natural. A Shoshone Indian friend of mine believes these to be the graves of Chinese workers who collected borax for a mining company. If you follow the 'woodline' a little north you will find some old rusted pots and pans. Don't kmow if these were from the Chinese or if the CCC had a mess hall there. Or maybe the CCC mess hall at Cow Creek dumped them there.

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