Tag Archives: Bay Area cemeteries

The 4th of July if You Like Cemetery Hilltops

by Arthur Kay It is a well-known secret that, although the cemetery near my home closes at sunset, they don’t enforce that rule very strictly on the 4th of July. From the hillsides up there you can see for miles … Continue reading

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Cypress Lawn’s Book Club

Colma’s lovely Cypress Lawn Memorial Park is trying something new:  a book club!  The club idea is so new that they don’t have it listed on the Heritage Foundation’s website yet, but the first two books were chosen at the club’s first meeting earlier … Continue reading

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This Weekend’s Bay Area Cemetery Tours

It seems like every local cemetery is having a tour this weekend.  I’m going to hit as many as I can.  Hope to see you there! Saturday, November 1, 10-11:30 am Alhambra Cemetery Carquinez Scenic Route Martinez, California 94553 http://www.cityofmartinez.org/cals/default.asp This … Continue reading

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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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