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Vulture Mine

Burials Believed To Be On Or About The Property

By Neal Du Shane APCRP

 

 

1.   DAVIS, James aka “JIMMIE”, Power house ghost. VFC right of gate about 100’ along fence line.

2.   HUNTER, Russ – Ashes 10’ outside of kitchen door on SW side of structure.

3.   JONES, Lorenzo Earnest N33 49.134, W112 49.812 + 9 adult male, miners in area.

4.   Mc DONALD, John – Across Black Top to the South.

5.   Mc GEE, Mac – ashes sprinkled on hill behind second schoolhouse.

6.   Mc GEE, Polly – ashes sprinkled on hill behind second schoolhouse.

7.   Mc GEE, Son – Surname not correct - ashes sprinkled on hill behind second schoolhouse.

8.   ROMARIZ, Ramon – marked grave, behind boarding house south of hanging tree. Raped and killed young girl. Tried to escape, tracked down and hanged.

9.   SWAIN, Gus – Across Black Top to the south.

10.               TAYLOR, George – Across Black Top to the South.

11.               TOSA, Juan – N33 49 17.79, W112 49 52.96 marked grave behind second schoolhouse 200’ N. of outhouse up on hill.

 

Based on a population of 5,000 residents during the peak production, potentially there could be as many as 500 plus graves at Vulture. With the exception of the Verde Flat Cemetery, believed to have 200 plus graves (100 marked with white crosses, one grave with a marker) some are single graves, some are clustered together with no more that 2 to 10 graves.

 

The largest concentration besides the Verde Flat Cemetery is 51 graves behind the Boarding House, believed to have an affiliation with participants of the Hanging Tree which is a short distance away. There seems to be no formal pattern, layout or organization to these graves.

 

Additionally across the road to the south are additional graves believed to be buried in the yards of residents who lived in this area. Possible 300 scattered graves in this location, more research is required.

 

Many unmarked graves have been identified but to date there is no documentation to be able to identify who is buried in these numerous graves that scatter the landscape at the Vulture Mine.

 

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