May 12, 1975
The body of Old Mike, the name given to a traveling salesman who visited Prescott (Nevada County) about once a month to sell to homes and businesses, was buried. A quiet ceremony was held at the DeAnn Cemetery, and Old Mike was put to rest. Old Mike’s body had been found underneath a tree in the park, apparently where he had died. The body had been taken to the Cornish Funeral Home, where it was embalmed. A search of Mike’s belongings did not turn up any identification. The body was placed on display at the funeral home in hopes of someone identifying it. The body turned into somewhat of a tourist attraction, and people traveled from surrounding areas to view it.