Tag Archives: California cemeteries

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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Weekly Photo Challenge: Juxtaposition

This week’s photo challenge is to show two things side by side that comment on each other.  I like the juxtaposition of the broken rosebud on the gravestone beside the lovely pink rosebush behind it. Broken buds like this one … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #120: Fort Ross Graveyard

Fort Ross State Historic Park 19005 Coast Highway 1 Jenner, California 95450 Telephone: 707-847-3286 Founded: circa 1812 Size: unknown Number of interments: 131 or more The fort is open: Saturdays, Sundays, and major holidays from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #119: San Francisco’s Russian Hill

Russian Hill Vallejo between Taylor and Jones Streets San Francisco, California Founded: early 1800s? Size: 1 acre remaining Number of interments: unknown Open: always In the earliest days of the town of San Francisco, non-Catholic people were often buried where … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Community

One of the things I like best about cemeteries is all that they teach about community.  You can learn what people valued:  Samuel is still a native of Ireland, even though he lived to be 74; Thomas was a Mason. … Continue reading

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