Graves in the cemetery of Shoshone town near Death Valley, California, USA The people buried in the cemetery were living in the caves in the soft hills used as housing for miners and vagabonds from the early 1900's through the 1960's. The town of Shoshone was founded in 1910 by Ralph Jacobus "Dad" Fairbanks, a Death Valley prospector, freighter and entrepenuer interested in establishing businesses along the station stop of the Tonopah & Tidewater Railroad. Charles "Charlie" Brown, one time sheriff of Greenwater, married Stella Fairbanks in 1910 and became Dad Fairbanks' son-in-law. In 1920 Charlie and Stella, after moving around quite a bit, returned to Shoshone and bought into a partnership with Dad on the town. The little town developed and expanded. Dad saw potential in Baker and moved on in 1927.


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Graves in the cemetey of Shoshone town | California state

Graves in the cemetery of Shoshone town near Death Valley, California, USA The people buried in the cemetery were living in the caves in the soft hills used as housing for miners and vagabonds from the early 1900's through the 1960's. The town of Shoshone was founded in 1910 by Ralph Jacobus "Dad" Fairbanks, a Death Valley prospector, freighter and entrepenuer interested in establishing businesses along the station stop of the Tonopah & Tidewater Railroad. Charles "Charlie" Brown, one time sheriff of Greenwater, married Stella Fairbanks in 1910 and became Dad Fairbanks' son-in-law. In 1920 Charlie and Stella, after moving around quite a bit, returned to Shoshone and bought into a partnership with Dad on the town. The little town developed and expanded. Dad saw potential in Baker and moved on in 1927.
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