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Alvah Unthank, age 19, left his Indiana home in 1850 for the California gold fields. On June 23, his wagon train passed Register Cliff  where Alvah inscribed his name. Less than a week later, he was overcome, probably by cholera. The wagon train laid by in hopes of his recovery but Alvah Unthank GraveAlvah died on July 2, 1850. His friend, Pusey Graves, noted: "Alvah lay calm, bore his suffering patiently and uttered not a murmur or groan. Bid his father to be of good cheer. His child has paid the great debt of nature." Solomon Woody carved the head- and footstones, both of which survive.

National Park Service Comprehensive Management Plan
No known threats. The site is not listed on the National Register.

Ownership
Private. Although the grave is clearly visible from a public highway, the landowner refuses to allow access to the actual gravesite. 

Directions
Converse County, Wyoming. T33N/R74W.
The grave is located approximately five miles east southeast of Glenrock opposite the Dave Johnson Power Plant. Take the east Glenrock (Wyoming) exit from I-25 and turn north on County Road 27. The grave is on the right, approximately mile from the turnoff, near a small parking area along the road. There are two markers in this parking area for the grave, including an interpretive sign placed by the Oregon-California Trails Association.

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