Tag Archives: Cypress Lawn Cemetery

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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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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