Sunday, January 16, 2011
Nevada State Hospital Cemetery
This cemetery is a vital piece of Nevada's past; from 1882-1947, approximately 1000 patients from the nearby State Mental Health Institute lie buried on an adjacent piece of property with little or no ceremony to acknowledge their existence or final resting place.
The memorial is a result of a tremendous effort by the Friends of Northern Nevada Adult Mental Health Services Cemetery.
I'm hoping the weather holds and the day of the dedication is clear. If not, I'll bundle up and bring along a thermos of hot coffee. The cemetery is located on 21st Street and Frazier in Sparks; next to the Nevada Adult Mental Health Institute.
To learn more, visit: http://friendsofnorthernnevadaadultmentalhealthservicescemetery.com/ You can access maps, photos, newspaper articles and other related items about the cemetery at this site.