The first burial took place at this site in 1860. Eleven of the Comstock's thirty-one cemeteries are located at this one ... More
Silver Terrace Cemetery
The first burial took place at this site in 1860. Eleven of the Comstock's thirty-one cemeteries are located at this one location. Some of these eleven groups include the Masons, Oddfellows, Firemen and Catholics. Cemeteries during this era were considered good places to go for quiet contemplation, which made them the forerunners of municipal parks. You can see ornate fencing and hand-carved headstones depicting the life spans and of both the rich and poor who lived in this mining town.
I went to the graveyard today, it was my first time, since I moved over here recently from England. I heard that Kit Carson was buried here somewhere but I had no idea where to look, there are lots of graves and it is spread over a really wide area, a lot of graves are left unmarked and beaten down over the many many years of being here, yet some are fairly new.
In fact there was a funeral going on at the very back of the cemetary today, so it is still used (maybe by locals who live there) anyway a lady all in black in traditional dress and hat was seen down there with my very own eyes and not through the camera (kind of figured that maybe she was to do with the funeral) however the type of outfit worn was a little way too outdated, maybe late 1800's early 1900's at a guess (do they give tours in costume here?) thought it was a great idea if they did, but if its not a tour guide then rather kind of eerie.
anyway I wanted to take a few pictures of the cemetary before I left, and when i was going through the pics a little while ago I could swear that I captured something that i am sure wasn't even there.
I was taking a picture of some graves in disrepair and this image was in the background. My father in law says it looks kind of like a trash can with stuff coming out of it at the top lol, but why would a trash can be in the middle of all these graves and not on the pathway. anyway as far as I was concerned there was no trash can there, only gravestones. I wouldn't take a picture of a trashcan. I am sure it was just a bare gravestone, but too me it looks like a gravestone with a girls head and arms leaning on it from behind. I am not sure what it is but it sure scared the hell out of me. looking forward to going on a ghost hunt sometime in the future. well worth the visit.
I live in Dayton Nevada, about a twenty minute drive "up the hill" of 6 mile canyon road, which in itself is adorned with the many spirits who lost their lives way back when trying to travel the same road we use to get to the cemetery. I have lived here for 16 years now and let me tell you, 1. The glowing headstone is not a fake, however the reason it glows is because it is made of limestone. The lady in the black dress has been seen by many, I believe she is real and follws many of us around, while we try to soak up as much of the feeling as we can when touring such an amazing site. To travel the silver terrace cemetery would actually take a couple to a few days. It goes on over thru and behind the hills there. I completely suggest to any visitors to strap on a pair of hiking boots, pack a lunch and walk as far as you can to get the full effect. Brush up on your history before taking this hike to get a full feel for the once walking above ground people, while you visit them in their state now. Be sure to sit back at some poin and just listen to the sounds the cemetery has to offer. Take your imagination with you then decided what of what u hear, feel sense and see is real or not.
I have been to this cemetery many times now and still love to visit there and photograph it. My boyfriend had never been to Virginia City and I wanted to show him the cemetery. As we were walking around and taking photos, I noticed a group of people - 4 of them looked like every day people, yet one lady that walked a few steps ahead of the group wore all an all black victorian type gown with a large hat on top of her head. She appeared to be carrying a baby. I pointed her out to my boyfriend and we both watched this group walk over the hill down to the lower party of the cemetery. It was really eerie to see this and we both had wished we had snapped a picture of this lady in black. We didnt see her again, she just kind was vanished. We wondered if it was a spirit coming with other family members that were still living to visit a grave? Maybe her grave? I guess we will never know. But it was an amazing sight to see. If I ever see her again, I hope to be ready with my camera next time. One never knows what they will see in a cemetery that holds that much history.
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