Tombstone by tombstone, the story of Truckee unspools on a large rectangle of greening grass where for more than a century and a half, gunfighters and botanists, ice harvesters and lawyers, lumberjacks and railroad workers have been buried.
At the Truckee Cemetery, known formally as Sierra Mountain Cemetery, each tombstone marks a life lived, a piece of what the town is today. Woven together, these stories are Truckee’s history. But there are gaps in the narrative — broken tombstones, disintegrated wooden grave markers, tombs without names.
Time Period Represented
Early 19th Century