Coming in Thursday’s Nevada Appeal
September 12, 2007
Richard Schweiss didn’t have much of a chance at life, but his headstone
made it all the way to Boise.
Richard’s memorial, a wooden tombstone commemorating the death of the
4-month-old in Virginia City in 1887, was taken from the Silver Terrace
Cemetery back in 1960, by a teenager camping out in the area. He put it in
his mother’s garage and forgot about it.
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Marilou Walling, chief administrative official for Storey County, said the
headstone was shipped back this week, and members of the Virginia City
Cemetery Foundation are working hard to find out where in the graveyard it