A Traveler and his Cat exploring America.

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Evel Knievel’s Grave


Butte, Montana

Right across the street where we spent the night at the Walmart Hilton is Mountain View Cemetary.

There lies the final resting place for motorcycle stuntman daredevil Evel Knievel.
That may be his parents to the left.

He had his tombstone made in 1974, just in case he died in his attempt to leap the Snake River Canyon.

He didn’t die, but he didn’t successfully complete the leap either.

He kept the tombstone in storage for 31 years then had it shipped to Montana two years before his death.

On the way back I stopped and visited with the woman in the green car, a local homeless lady who said she knows his son Robbie who has continued on in his father’s tire tracks to a certain degree.  She said he is the town drunk who’s done a lot of mischief but is always let go by the officials due to his notoriety.  Okay, I had to look it up.  Well she’s right except finally they have nailed him for felony DUI a few years ago.  She’s been in Wyoming for a few years so I suppose she didn’t know the latest.


Vicki said...

Walmart Hilton LOL! I was a fan of Evel Knievel, sad when he died. Love this post!

Shammickite said...

Evel Knievel was a veritable American Legend! I don't think he would be very proud of his son's achievements.

Billy Blue Eyes said...

I remember him one of the last great daredevils

Unknown said...

Hi John, Hi Beans, I see you are still finding unique things to see. I haven't been on here for a long time.... But I knew if I did, you would be one of the first things I would check out. I can't believe how hot it is out in most of the world. Here in our little spot close to the ocean, it's mostly in the 60s. Cruising the coast might get you a tad cooler. Adios, amigo. Becky

John @ Beans and I on the Loose said...

Wonderful to hear from you Becky. Thanks for checking in on us. Say Hi to J for me.