Historic Sites and Points of Interest in Nevada County

Sierra Mountain Cemetery in Truckee 30 August 2014
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Sierra Mountain Cemetery
End of East Jibboom Street

A marker on the entrance gate reads:

Sierra Mountain Cemetery

The Masonic and Odd Fellows Lodges each established cemeteries here in 1869 or 1870 to provide a burial place for their deceased. Catholics established a cemetery to the southwest. Pioneers and prominent citizens were buried within the original fenced cemetery grounds, the less reputable were buried outside the fences. Stories abound of the bodies placed in snowbanks or ice houses awaiting the ground thaw. The Truckee Cemetery District was formed in 1946 and received title to the land and named the cemetery in 1964. In 1954 the original site increased in size despite the best efforts of the community to prevent the townsfolk from dying.

Dedicated August 11, 2001
Truckee Cemetery District & Chief Truckee Chapter 3691
E Clampus Vitus

Does anyone know why one marker reads Sierra Mountain Cemetery and the other reads Sierra Mountains Cemetery?

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