Group begins clean-up efforts at cemetery |

Group begins clean-up efforts at cemetery

Wyatt Skie clears brush from gravesites.
Contributed photo |

Rabbi Mordey Richler, the South Lake Tahoe Chabad director, led a group of eight people to clean up the old Jewish cemetery one mile outside of Virginia City.

The cemetery has graves dating back to the Comstock days. It is not near the easily spotted city cemetery on the north side of town.

The group was led to the cemetery by Reno resident Richard Kohn who is a director/member of the Comstock Cemetery Foundation.

Participants spent Sunday afternoon cutting brush and weeds from the 100-by-100-square-foot enclosure.

They used rakes, shovels, a weed whacker, and a chainsaw.

The group achieved their main objective of doing a rough clean-up of the cemetery and clearing the rough brush. They will return in the spring to complete the effort.

While in the area, They also enjoyed and were able to approach the relatively tame wild horses that live in the area.

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