Monthly Archives: July 2011

A Strange Case of Taphophilia

I’ve been thinking lately about how would I label my cemetery obsession. A post on A Grave Interest inspired the question. Joy chooses to call herself a tombstone tourist, after Scott Stanton’s book about visiting the graves of musicians. Joy … Continue reading

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How to be Safe in the Cemetery

Earlier this month I explored the historic cemeteries of Pescadero. The grass was ankle-high on the Protestant side, but over my knees on the Catholic side. Holes the size of juice glasses riddled the ground, but I never saw a … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #25: Wards Cemetery

Bodie State Historic Park Information: P.O. Box 515; Bridgeport, California 93517 (760) 647-6445 Established: 1860s Number of interments: 77 marked Open: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in summer; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in winter. Closed for inclement weather. Entry … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Colorful

At her death in 1952, Hattie McDaniel’s last wish had been to be buried at Hollywood Memorial Cemetery. She belonged amidst the glittering stars of Hollywood, alongside Rudolph Valentino, Douglas Fairbanks, and Tyrone Power. After all, she had been the … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #24: Jack London’s gravesite

Jack London State Historic Park 2400 London Ranch Road Glen Ellen, California 95442 Telephone: (707) 938-5216 Established: The date the children were buried is unknown. London joined them in 1916. Number of interments: At least four Open: The Park is … Continue reading

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