Silver City Cemetery

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Lyon County

Some of the original Nevada mining history is buried in this cemetery. In the 1850's, miners began working their way up into Gold Canyon from the Carson River/ Dayton area. This was the precursor to the Mighty Comstock. And the Mighty Comstock is why Nevada became a state. Two brothers named Grosh were original prospectors in the area. Hosea Grosh died in 1857 from blood poisoning. He accidentally hit himself in the foot with a pick. He is buried in what is now the Silver City Cemetery. Remember, Nevada was seven years away from becoming a state when Grosh died in 1857. There are several pre-statehood (1864) burials in this cemetery.