Category Archives: Cemetery event

Lectures, tours, art exhibits, and more in cemeteries.

Upcoming tour of Union Cemetery

In 1850, sailors discovered that Redwood Creek emptied into the San Francisco Bay in a natural deep-water channel. Within a year, men began to log the redwood trees of the Santa Cruz Mountains. A village originally called Redwood Landing took … 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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My first Obscura Society cemetery tour

Last month, Annetta Black asked if I’d be interested in arranging tours of local cemeteries for the San Francisco branch of the Obscura Society.  Anything that gets people into graveyards is a good thing, as far as I’m concerned.  I … Continue reading

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Bay Area Cemetery Tours

I spent last year’s Nanowrimo working on a book about the historic cemeteries of the San Francisco Bay Area. I’ve visited a lot of them, but not nearly all, so I made myself a list of places I need to … Continue reading

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Alhambra Cemetery Tours 2013

Alhambra Cemetery in Martinez is opening for several tours this month. I’ve never been, but I’ve always wanted to go, so I’m really looking forward to finally getting a good look at the place. Here’s their announcement: The Alhambra Pioneer … Continue reading

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