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Wyoming State Penitentiary Cemetery
Carbon County,
Wyoming

WYOMING STATE PENITENTIARY CEMETERY

inside this chain link fence are the remains of prisoners unclaimed
by family or friends. There are seventy-four marked graves in this
cemetery. One grave is marked "unknown."

Of those prisoners executed, all but two are buried here. The
oldest grave is of the first man to be hanged, Joseph Seng, dated
May 24, 1912. The newest grave is that of Lowll Purdy, dated
August 30, 1972. The youngest man buried here is Frank Gimlin,
who committed suicide by hanging himself to the bars of his cell
door when he was only seventeen years old. The oldest man
buried here is Jim Best who spent over thirty years in this prison
and died when he was eighty-nine.

The cemetery property is owned by the Stae of Wyoming and is
strictly off limits to visitors and tourists. Please do not disturb or
try to enter the cemetery area.

Contributed on 2/12/14 by tomtodd
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Record #: 12

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Submitted: 2/12/14 • Approved: 4/15/14 • Last Updated: 4/15/14 • R12-G0

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