Category Archives: Cemetery of the Week

The featured cemetery each Wednesday.

Cemetery of the Week #146: National AIDS Memorial Grove

National AIDS Memorial Grove At the intersection of Bowling Green Drive and Nancy Pelosi Drive Golden Gate Park San Francisco, California 94121 Dedicated: September 21, 1991 Size: 7.5 acres Number of interred: unknown Open: Dawn to dusk Tours: Free tours of … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #145: the Ghost of San Francisco’s Laurel Hill

Laurel Hill Cemetery Bounded by Presidio, California, Maple, and Geary Streets San Francisco, California Founded: June 28, 1854 Size: 54 acres Number of interments: 47,000 Dismantled: 1946 Inspired by the garden cemetery movement gaining steam on the East Coast, the Lone Mountain … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #144: St. Philomena Churchyard

St. Philomena Catholic Church Kalaupapa National Historical Park Kalawao, Molokai, Hawaii In use: 1872 – 1932 Number of interments: Unknown Open: The national park is open Monday through Saturday, but the number of visitors is capped at 100 per day. … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #143: Union Cemetery

Union Cemetery 316 Woodside Road Redwood City, California 94061 Established: 1859 Size: 6 acres remain Number of interments: 2500 or so Open: dawn to dusk After the Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo ceded California to the United States, California was proclaimed a … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #142: Chinko-ji Temple cemetery

Chinko-ji Temple cemetery aka Rokudo-san cemetery aka Rokudochinnoji cemetery 595 Komatsu-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0811, Japan Telephone: +81 75 343 6555 Founded: 836 AD Size: a fraction of an acre Number of interments: hard to say, since Japanese are cremated and … Continue reading

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