Author Archives: Loren Rhoads

About Loren Rhoads

I'm the author of 199 Cemeteries to See Before You Die and Wish You Were Here: Adventures in Cemetery Travel, as well as a space opera trilogy. In addition to blogging at, I blog about my morbid life at

Where’s Loren Going Now?

I’m off to the Association for Gravestone Studies’ annual conference, which is in Danbury, Connecticut this year.  Getting there is going to be grueling, but oh, so worth it. Tomorrow we’ll be taking a bus tour to Woodlawn Cemetery in … Continue reading

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Questions for Cemetery Bloggers

For a while now I’ve been wanting to connect up with other cemetery bloggers.  If you blog about cemeteries, whether occasionally or solely, would you let me interview you? To start with, I’ll need your name, the url for your … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #167: Oak Hill Memorial Park

Oak Hill Memorial Park 300 Curtner Avenue, San Jose, California 95125 Phone: (408) 297-2447 Officially Founded: 1847 Size: more than 300 acres Number of interments: approximately 20,000 Founded on November 29, 1777, San Jose was the first secular settlement in Northern … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #166: Tulocay Cemetery

Tulocay Cemetery 411 Coombsville Road Napa, California 94559 Telephone: 707-252-4727 GPS: 38.297821°N 122.271808°W Established: 1859 Size: 49 acres (only 30 of which are developed) Number of interments: More than 30,000 In 1841, California-born Don Cayetano Juarez received the 88,000-acre Tulucay … Continue reading

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A Theory of Cemeteries

The Space of Death: A Study of Funerary Architecture, Decoration, and Urbanism by Michael Ragon My rating: 4 of 5 stars I picked this up because I kept seeing it referenced in the bibliographies of books on cemetery history. The … Continue reading

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