Nevada Day Lone Mountain Cemetery Tour (aka: "Friends In Low Places")
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Many famous historic figures are buried at the Lone Mountain Cemetery in Carson City. Tour guide Joy Evans and a cast of characters bring each prominent figure to life on this educational and entertaining tour.
Actors dressed in period attire take on the role of each historic person, sharing stories of his/her life and death while standing at that person's gravesite. Watch as the following prominent and figures from Carson City's History come to life:
- NELLIE MIGHELS DAVIS (1844-1945) Nellie was a civic leader and journalist. As a newspaper reporter for the Daily Morning Appeal, she covered the famous 1987 Corbett-Fitzsimons heavy weight title fight in Carson City. She was also the 1st Nevada State President of the Red Cross.
- HANK MONK (1826-1883) Hank was a legendary stagecoach driver who drove a stage between Carson City and Placerville, California from 1857 to 1883. He once drove Horace Greeley over the Sierras, and is mentioned in Mark Twain's book Roughing It.
- MATHIAS & MARCELLA RINCKEL (1833-1879) Mathias immigrated from Germany as a child, and went on to run Carson City's Eagle Market, own a horse racing track on Roop Street, and in 1876 built the Rinckel Mansion at 102 N. Curry Street.
- ABRAHAM CURRY (1815-1873) Considered the founding father of Carson City, Curry served as an assemblyman and senator of the Nevada Territory between the years of 1862 and 1864, was the first superintendent of the Carson City Mint, and the first warden of Nevada State Prison.
- CUBA CRUTCHFIELD (1859-1969) Cuba was one of the biggest cowboy stars of the early 20th century, and was once part of the Buffalo Bill Cody Wild West Show. He was a cousin of Will Rogers, part Cherokee Indian, and is known as one of the greatest trick ropers of all time.
- JENNIE CLEMENS (1855-1864) The niece of Mark Twain and daughter of Orion and Jane Clemens, Jennie was working to buy the new Presbyterian Church a bible at the time of her death at age 8 of spotted fever.
- H.M. YERRINGTON (1829-1910) Henry Marvin Yerington was actively involved in mining, lumbering, railroads, and land development. He was most well known as the Superintendent of Virginia Truckee Railroad.
Tours are 90-minutes long, and launch from the Lone Mountain Cemetery entrance at Roop and Beverly Streets in Carson City. Ticket Costs: Adults: $20 | Children 6-12: $10 | 5 & under: Free. Space is limited to 60 people per tour, so advance tickets are recommended.
Purchase tickets at the Nevada Day Store, located at 108 W. Telegraph Street in Carson City, (775) 882-2600.