Walking through Deadwood's Lost Cemetery
Trip Start May 21, 2004
1Trip End May 21, 2004
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Mount Moriah Cemetery is the city's most famous burial ground. That's where all the famous people are buried: Wild Bill Hickok, Calamity Jane, Seth Bullock and the like. But Mount Moriah was the city's Protestant graveyard. A second cemetery was constructed by the city's Catholics at about the same time. But because it didn't have the same tourist appeal as Mount Moriah, Saint Ambrose's was slowly neglected.
Which makes for a very eerie experience today. They're beginning to finally restore the aging burial ground, but it's still a pretty creepy place today
One of the most striking monuments is a statue of an angel erected to honor the memory of two-year-old Oscar Stanley Rewman, who died July 6, 1891. It's positively beautiful, and really captures the essence of Victorian Deadwood.
It's just a couple blocks up from Main Street, and is easily walkable. I'll put the locator pin as close to the cemetery access as possible.