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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 Photography

I’m still sick with this stupid cold, but I managed to get out to Cypress Lawn yesterday to hear Douglas Keister talk about the tombs he’s visited in the Holy Land.  Oh, how I wish he already had a book about … 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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My Favorite Cemeteries

I’ve been conducting an unofficial survey on Twitter in which I ask everyone their favorite cemetery. The answers have been great. Everyone has an opinion and their choices have spanned the world. Very few of the cemeteries have repeated, which … Continue reading

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Colma, Before the Graveyards

Colma, CA by Michael Smookler My rating: 4 of 5 stars The only thing that keeps this book from getting 5 stars is that it isn’t longer. I have several books on the cemeteries of Colma, California, so it’s nice … Continue reading

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