Unknown Soldiers

Unknown Soldiers (HM1JFV)

Location: Montello, NV 89830 Elko County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 15.723', W 114° 11.602'

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Ten soldiers who died during the 1918 Influenza Epidemic are buried here, but their identities are a mystery. During and after World War I, troop trains regularly ran through Montello. Ill soldiers were unloaded and treated by a Southern Pacific Railroad doctor in a makeshift hospital at the town hotel. Crucial government documents identifying the men were destroyed by fire.
The graves were unmarked for years. Through the efforts of Mr. and Mrs William Kimber of Montello, and a Las Vegas service organization, The 40 & 8, the previously unmarked graves, although still without names, were marked in 1975.
Marker Number73
Placed ByNevada State Historic Preservation Office
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, March 6th, 2015 at 5:02pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11T E 735117 N 4571647
Decimal Degrees41.26205000, -114.19336667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 15.723', W 114° 11.602'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 15' 43.38" N, 114° 11' 36.12" W
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Area Code(s)775
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near NV-233, Montello NV 89830, US
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