In the 1850's Nevada governor laid out the town of Susanville. The settlement begin when Roop opened up a trading post often referred to as Fort Defiance and what at the time was Roopville eventually was renamed to Susanville after his own very daughter Susan. The mining, lumbering and ranching community needed a place to bury there loved ones thus in 1860 this cemetery was born on a grassy knoll overlooking town. The first burial was a boy who drowned in a local mill pond followed by a series of local tragedies that led to this graveyard expanding two other times. Despite that it was deemed as a closed cemetery at least 99 interments continued on in the later 1900's. I want others to bear in mind when you watch this video understand that this cemetery contains some of the very first settlers who stopped along the Nobels Emigrant Trail which was meant to deter going through Donner Pass just north of Tahoe where conditions were very harsh. Despite that factor many of the interments found here are politicians, pioneers and many figured who played a part in developing Lassen County in the 1800s. Life was harsh during the time these people were buried as one mans grave said killed by Indians while your going to see another grave that has the individual died before they lived. At the end of the video I integrated a small gallery of the broken but not forgotten, BW's, Notables and graves of various pioneers so take a gander. My main goal i s preservation all that really remains of the original Susanville or Roopville truly is this beautiful cemetery which is full of lush green grass, big trees and flowers growing everywhere. Come walk with me through one of the oldest and largest cemeteries your gateway into Lassen Volcanic National Monument Park and final resting place for those who were part of Susanville's pioneer history in the honey lake valley region!
Classic Horror 1 - Dark World by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)