Category Archives: Famous person’s grave

Gravesites of well-known people, whether contained in a cemetery or alone on their own property.

Cemetery of the Week #135: Temple Emanu-El’s Home of Peace

Home of Peace (Navai Shalome) 1299 El Camino Real Colma, California 94014 Telephone: (650) 755-4700 Established: January 1, 1888 Size: 20 “graciously landscaped” acres at the foot of the San Bruno Mountains, according to the cemetery’s website. Number of interments: … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #132: Rock Creek Cemetery

Rock Creek Cemetery 201 Allison St NW, Washington, DC 20011 Telephone: (202) 726-2080 Founded: 1719 Size: 86 acres Numbers of interments: 13,000 interments or more Open: Open daily, including holidays, from 8 am to 6 pm. The office is open … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #129: the Graves of Jesse James

The James Farm 21216 James Farm Road Kearney, Missouri 64060 Telephone: (816) 736-8500 Grave in use: 1882-1902 The farm and museum is open: October until April: Monday to Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday from Noon to 4 p.m. … Continue reading

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Horror Writers on Cemetery Travel

I’ve been using this month’s Cemetery of the Week columns to explore the writers who have inspired me.  I thought it might be helpful if I gathered all the horror writers on Cemetery Travel together. Ray Bradbury, Westwood Village Memorial Park, … Continue reading

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Discovering Robert Louis Stevenson

I discovered Robert Louis Stevenson’s The Strange Case of Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde in my junior high school library. At that point, I was an avid fan of the Saturday afternoon creature feature.  I’d read Dracula and Frankenstein. I … Continue reading

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