Tag Archives: San Francisco Bay Area

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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Upcoming tour of Union Cemetery

In 1850, sailors discovered that Redwood Creek emptied into the San Francisco Bay in a natural deep-water channel. Within a year, men began to log the redwood trees of the Santa Cruz Mountains. A village originally called Redwood Landing took … 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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The First Volume about Mare Island Cemetery

Mare Island Cemetery by Peggy O’Drain, Joyce Giles, and Tony W. Liang My rating: 4 of 5 stars This spiral-bound sheaf of papers was assembled by docents at the Mare Island Historic Park Foundation, who oversee the old Naval shipyard … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #133: Mare Island Cemetery

Mare Island Cemetery also known as The Mare Island Naval Cemetery Blake Avenue Mare Island, Vallejo, California 94590 Telephone: (707) 557-1538 First recorded burial: 1856 Years of Usage: Circa 1856-1921, although some burials continued after the cemetery was officially closed. … Continue reading

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