Monthly Archives: November 2013

The Pioneers of the San Francisco Bay Area

I’m immersed in the National Novel Writing Month, during which people try to write a 50,000-word book in November. I’m writing a 50,000-word draft of a book about the pioneer graveyards of my home. It’s going well, but I’m not … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #116: Wyatt Earp’s gravesite

Hills of Eternity Memorial Park 1299 El Camino Real Colma, California 94014 Telephone: (650) 755-4700 Established: 1889 Size: 20 “graciously landscaped” acres at the foot of the San Bruno Mountains, according to the cemetery’s website. Number of interments: More than … Continue reading

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The Collected Facebook Cemetery Group Interviews

Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve been interviewing the Administrators and Moderators of some of Facebook’s dozens of cemetery groups.  There seems to be a group for every interest, from lovely photographs to history to cemetery wildlife. In case … Continue reading

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Facebook Groups: The Cemetery Club

The Cemetery Club Administrator: Minda Douglas-Powers https://www.facebook.com/groups/thecemeteryclub/ 1706 members Q: There are a lot of cemetery aficionado groups on Facebook. What sets yours apart? A: From my experience, many of the cemetery groups on Facebook are all about the photos. … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #115: the Stanford Mausoleum

Stanford Family Mausoleum In the Stanford Arboretum, near the Arizona Garden Between Palm Drive and Quarry Road, north of Campus Drive Stanford University Palo Alto, California 94305 Telephone: (650) 723-7974 Built: 1889 Number of Interments: 3 Open: Only on Founder’s … Continue reading

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