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About Whitepine Cemetery
Whitepine cemetery is southwest of the town of Whitepine. The cemetery contains mostly women and children, and many unmarked graves. The photo on the main page shows the grave of little Cinnamon A., who died in 1897. The top photo, below, shows the grave of a six month-old baby, complete with footstone. The bottom photo shows the grave of a twenty-three or twenty-four year-old woman whose last name is not given but whose husband's full name is included on the headstone. The expanding roots of the tree behind the headstone are tilting it forward.
Whitepine flourished in the late 1870's, but then died with the silver market crash in 1893. The town was prone to avalanches, and several people were killed during its short life. Today the town is populated with people who converted most of the old structures to summer homes, or built new ones. The name "Snowblind" (Snowblind Gulch, Snowblind campground) is plastered all over the place as a tribute to the legend of two miners who supposidly first discovered gold in the area in the 1860's. Caught up in the excitement, they mined too late into the fall and were trapped in an early winter storm. Blinded by snow, they got lost and died. Though their bodies were never discovered, some miscellaneous abandoned mining equipment was, and it was assumed to be theirs. Presumably their skeletons are still in vicinity, if you want to look.