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The Death Salon is coming to San Francisco

This is lifted from the Death Salon events page: We’re bringing our first ever one-day Death Salon event to San Francisco October 11, 2014. Deathlings will be taking over the Fleet Room at the Fort Mason Center. Just like our … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #143: Union Cemetery

Union Cemetery 316 Woodside Road Redwood City, California 94061 Established: 1859 Size: 6 acres remain Number of interments: 2500 or so Open: dawn to dusk After the Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo ceded California to the United States, California was proclaimed a … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #138: Santa Rosa Rural Cemetery

Santa Rosa Rural Cemetery aka Santa Rosa Pioneer Cemetery 1600 Franklin Avenue, Santa Rosa, California 95404 Telephone: (707) 543-3279 c/o Santa Rosa Recreation, Parks & Community Services Founded: 1854 Size: 17 acres Number of interments: approximately 5,500 Open: Daily from … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #136: Lone Fir Cemetery

Lone Fir Cemetery SE 26th Avenue and Stark Street Portland, Oregon 97214 Telephone: (503) 224-9200 Established: 1846 Formally dedicated: 1855 Size: 30.5 acres Number of interments: 25,000 (at least) Portland’s lovely Lone Fir Cemetery began in 1846 with the burial … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #119: San Francisco’s Russian Hill

Russian Hill Vallejo between Taylor and Jones Streets San Francisco, California Founded: early 1800s? Size: 1 acre remaining Number of interments: unknown Open: always In the earliest days of the town of San Francisco, non-Catholic people were often buried where … Continue reading

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