Tag Archives: California cemeteries

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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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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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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