Born - June 13, 1874 Lake Linden, Michigan
Died - March 4, 1931 San Francisco, California
This monument, constructed in 1931 was dedicated in memory of John G. Kirchen. Tonopah businessman and manager of The Tonopah Extension Mining Co. 1906-1931.
The Monument was built over the Denver Load, site of Mr. Kirchens last silver discovery on the 1,800 ft level of the Victor Shaft which is east of here.
John's ashes were scattered at this site on March 14, 1931. His wife Florence's ashes were also scattered here during 1935.
The monument was financed by the Tonopah Extension Mining Co. and constructed out of ore from various Tonopah Mines by Alfred Guintini and the Lambertucci Brothers, Tonopah businessmen.