Virginia City Cemetery

Virginia City Cemetery

The Virginal City cemetery of today appears nothing like it did during the bonanza years of the Comstock. It was once a lush parkland, composed of more than a dozen different burial grounds, managed by different ethnic, religious, and fraternal organizations. These were a patchwork of Victorian oases in the desert, filled with flowers, nurtured by watering systems. There is little evidence of the greenery today; you can only imagine how the gnarled dead trees might have looked 150 years ago. The cemetery, however, still has its panoramic vantage point over the town, with several levels of historical gravesites to visit. The initial aerial view links to two ground level (wintertime) views in the main cemetery, as well as to several views in the ruined Jewish cemetery a half a mile to the northeast.


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