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Union Cemetery Companion

Union Cemetery, Redwood City, California: The People, Their Lives, Their Communities by John G. Edmonds My rating: 3 of 5 stars I bought this book after I’d taken a tour of the Union Cemetery in Redwood City. Because of that, … 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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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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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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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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