Monthly Archives: May 2014

Oregon Cemetery Overview

Mad as the Mist and Snow: Exploring Oregon Through Its Cemeteries by Johan Mathiesen My rating: 3 of 5 stars I was looking for a book about the cemeteries of Oregon in advance of last weekend’s trip. This is a … 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 #135: Temple Emanu-El’s Home of Peace

Home of Peace (Navai Shalome) 1299 El Camino Real Colma, California 94014 Telephone: (650) 755-4700 Established: January 1, 1888 Size: 20 “graciously landscaped” acres at the foot of the San Bruno Mountains, according to the cemetery’s website. Number of interments: … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Spring

In the spring of 2002, about this time of year, I took one of the best vacations of my life.  My husband Mason and I flew into Boston and rented a car, then we proceeded to visit 17 cemeteries in … Continue reading

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