Tag Archives: Old City Cemetery

Behind the Scenes at the Old City Cemetery

M. Parfitt is an artist, writer, collector of exquisitely awful junk, keeper of hair, saver of broken dishes, and hoarder of yellowed newspaper clippings. You may find her wandering down a deserted alley, traipsing through an old cemetery, or peering … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #66: Sacramento City Cemetery

a.k.a. Old City Cemetery 1000 Broadway Sacramento, California 95818 Telephone: (916) 448-0811 Founded: December 1849 Size: 44 acres Number of interments: more than 25,000 Open: Summer hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday. Due … Continue reading

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Close Calls and Calamities

This Saturday morning in Sacramento, California will repeatedly bring you to the brink of disaster, and sometimes push you over the edge! Oh, the disasters our Sacramento forebears had to deal with!  It’s the Close Calls and Calamities tour Saturday, … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Fleeting Moment

Despite the heat baking the insides of my lungs, I halted before the little marble gravestone.  It stood as tall as my knee, nearly blinding me in the August sun.  I don’t know why it had seemed like a good … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Numbers

This tiny little lamb is sacred to the memory of a boy who died at the age of one year, eight months, and eight days old. Figuring the length of a life to the day was common in the later … Continue reading

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