I invite you to take this journey with me through these burial grounds which contain some of the first miners of the gold rush and wild west. The sad dark truth is that when Folsom Dam and Lake was formed all the various gold rush cemeteries were exhumed then relocated here. However not all graves were moved and during the process many names were forgotten/lost. This is a very important burial ground as it contains many of the miners from Negro Hill, Condemned Bar, McDowell's Hill, Natural Dam, Dolton's Bar, Prairie City, Chan Lin Din, Beckholdt, Tweed, Packwood Smith, Carrollton Bar, Salmon Falls and Mormon Island! Earliest interments date back to 1848 and yes the cemetery is haunted by a few friendly ghosts. This grand tour includes history, tragedy and an in depth walk through of all the burial grounds found within.
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