Big Horn's Mount Hope Cemetery holds many notable burials

(Big Horn, Wyo.) — “On a hillside in Wyoming, a mile or so East of a little town whose day is done, more than a few pioneers lay interred. “Their resting place is not a manicured city burying ground, but a simple, fenced-in plot of wilderness that changes colors with the seasons and hears the song of the meadowlark more often than the sound of voices.” So begins the entry on the Mount Hope Cemetery in the 1961 First Edition of “Big Horn Pioneers,” produced by the Wyoming State Library. The book continues that a warranty deed for the cemetery was given for the consideration of $15 by John F. Lewis and Myra Lewis to the trustees of the Mount Hope Cemetery on the 12th Day of November, 1895. ​ Included in the “notable burials” listed in the Wyoming State Library volume are Henrietta Darlington, Jan. 13, 1826-Jan. 22, 1916, aged 90 years and 9 days. “As a child, she had known President Andrew Jackson by sight,” Big Horn Pioneers reads. There is Earl, son of J.T. and M.E. Glasgow, died Oct. 1, 1890 at 2 years, 11 months and 12 days, his “stone, tragically left lying” among others, as he died of sunstroke following older children. And there is John T. Conley, Feb. 20, 1844-March 27, 1904, Co.D 102 Reg III Vol., with Gen. Sherman on his March to the Sea. “One soldier of the Grand Army of the Republic, lying here in a grave decorated with sagebrush …” The cemetery is still in use today — a place of peace for Wyoming’s own. #shortgo ​