Alvah H. Unthank

Alvah H. Unthank
Converse County, Wyoming


A group of young men left Newport, Indiana, for the California goldfields in 1850. Alvah Unthank, age 19, was with this group and inscribed his name on Register Cliff, south of Guernsey on June 23.

On June 28 the group camped by the North Platte River for several days because Alvah was ill. He died of cholera on July 2 and was buried by his friends.


About 5 miles ESE of Glenrock, Wyoming

The site is on private property.


Source: Randy Brown and Reg Duffin, Graves and Sites on the Oregon and California Trails, OCTA, 2nd edition, 1998, pp 114-115

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