Contact, Elko County, Nevada
Contributed by Christine Storey [email@example.com].
Total records = 1.
Highway 93, 66 miles from Twin Falls Idaho, 16 miles south of Jackpot
Nevada. Contact lays between Jackpot and Wells Nevada.
A road runs west from the highway about 3/4 mile to where a road
branches off to the North running generally parallel to a power line
that ends at the town dump, another 1/4 mile. About 100 yards before
reaching the dump, stop and look down the hill and you can see a brown
headstone at the grave. On down the hill to the East you can see two
large rocks about 15 feet high.
Cemetery does not seem to be used any longer. Contact Nevada is more
of a town of the past.
This record was from a headstone and also from a newspaper clipping.
Only one grave has a headstone. There could be at least 10 more graves.
Four tin cans were placed as if to mark graves. I visited this burial
place in August of 2003.
- Christine Storey
Weiland, Smith "Smithy", d. Mar 1919, about 70yrs old, a trapper
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