Hiking and exploring the remote areas of the west with an emphasis on Arizona. Prior to July of 2013 emphasis on Nevada and Utah.
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Pioche Boothill Cemetery
In the 1800s Pioche had a reputation as being a rough town. In fact it was reported that six dozen people died of unnatural causes before a citizen died of old age. Oftentimes, arguments were settled by shooting or stabbing one another. Boothill cemetery is the final resting place for many of these unfortunate soles. The name "boothill" came from the fact that many of the deceased were entombed with their boots on. The town of Pioche rededicated the cemetery in 2009 after doing some significant restoration. I included in this blog many of the more interesting headstones in the cemetery. (Information from the Lincoln County Museum pamphlet).