Monthly Archives: May 2014

Win a copy of Wish You Were Here on Pinterest

Do you use Pinterest?  I’ve got a cemetery pinboard where I collect up images that may inspire their own Cemetery of the Week sometime.  I try to follow every cemetery board I come across, just in case something catches my … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #138: Santa Rosa Rural Cemetery

Santa Rosa Rural Cemetery aka Santa Rosa Pioneer Cemetery 1600 Franklin Avenue, Santa Rosa, California 95404 Telephone: (707) 543-3279 c/o Santa Rosa Recreation, Parks & Community Services Founded: 1854 Size: 17 acres Number of interments: approximately 5,500 Open: Daily from … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #137: Historic Key West City Cemetery

Key West City Cemetery aka Key West Cemetery 701 Passover Lane Key West, Florida 33040 Telephone: (305) 292-8177 Founded: 1847 Size: 19 acres Number of interments: an estimated 100,000 Open: Weekdays 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closed on weekends. Key … Continue reading

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Tour Santa Rosa Rural Cemetery this weekend

Founded in 1854, the Santa Rosa Rural Cemetery is the final home of whalers, brewers, cattlemen, a survivor of the Centralia Missouri Massacre, and the brother-in-law of General Mariano Vallejo. Veterans from the War of 1812, the Mexican War, the … Continue reading

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Not the book Lone Fir deserves

Lone Fir: The Cemetery — A Guide and History by Johan Mathiesen My rating: 1 of 5 stars This may be the worst cemetery book I’ve ever read, which is saying something because I’ve read a lot. It’s even worse … Continue reading

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