Tag Archives: Cypress Lawn Cemetery

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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Committed to Flame: A Brief History of Cremation in the United States

Cremation is an ancient way of honoring the dead. Aborigines in Australia cremated their loved ones 20,000 years ago. Bronze Age Scandinavians, Iron Age Palestinians, as well as the Babylonians and Greeks practiced cremation. The Romans burned their dead on … Continue reading

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Cemetery Tours in Northern California again

In case you missed it last month, here’s a reminder of the cemetery tours in the next couple of months. Many cemeteries host tours or fundraisers in the autumn to increase awareness and raise funds for the upkeep of these … Continue reading

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Pillars of the Past

Pillars of the Past: At Rest at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park by Michael Svanevik My rating: 4 of 5 stars In 1992, Michael Svanevik and Shirley Burgett compiled the initial edition of Pillars of the Past to commemorate the centennial … Continue reading

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