Tag Archives: Mountain View Cemetery

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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2012 Northern California Autumn Cemetery Tours & Events

Many cemeteries host tours or fundraisers in the autumn to increase awareness and raise funds for the upkeep of these fragile community treasures. I hope this list inspires you to check around your own area to see what’s being offered. … Continue reading

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A Guide to Mountain View Cemetery

Mountain View Cemetery by Dennis Evanosky My rating: 3 of 5 stars Dennis Evanosky is a docent at Mountain View Cemetery. I’ve taken one of his tours and heard him speak passionately about the work he’s done researching and caring … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #35: Mountain View Cemetery

Mountain View Cemetery 5000 Piedmont Avenue Oakland, CA 94611 Telephone: (510) 658-2588 Founded: 1863 Number of interments: Approximately 170,000 Size: 226 acres Open: Daily from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. (Fall/Winter hours) Across the bay from San Francisco, the city … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Sunset

I don’t have a photo from the night I watched sunset in the graveyard, but I can tell you a ghost story about it… Sunset was a line of blood carved into the sky as we entered the graveyard. There … Continue reading

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