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2019 Bay Area Cemetery Events

Saturday, September 21, 2019 from 9 am-noon San Lorenzo Cemetery Clean Up and Open Day Usher Street and College Street, San Lorenzo, CA 94580 Drop by to help preserve our local historic cemetery! Bring gloves, rakes, and water. A hat, … Continue reading

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2018 Bay Area Cemetery Tours

Sunday, September 23 at 1-3 pm Spirits of St. Helena Cemetery Walk St. Helena Public Cemetery 2461 Spring St, St Helena, CA 94574 This is the St. Helena Historical Society’s 16th Annual Cemetery Tour, featuring stories of German decedents, including … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #153: Rookwood Necropolis

Rookwood Necropolis Hawthorne Avenue, Rookwood, New South Wales 2141, Australia Founded: 1867 Size: 777 acres Number of interments: more than 1 million In 1862, the government of New South Wales purchased 200 acres of the Hyde Park Estate, owned by … Continue reading

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Death’s Garden: Night of the Reaper

by Christopher R. Bales The meeting room was small, crowded, and smelled like old books. Tall shelves crammed with dusty records and yellowed pamphlets surrounded the large wooden table. Old maps, posters, even a genuine turn-of-the-century embalming certificate decorated the … Continue reading

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Death’s Garden: Dancing on May’s Grave

by M. Parfitt “You have the same hair as May Woolsey.” That comment from the volunteer coordinator at the Discovery Museum was my introduction to the twelve‑year‑old girl who would virtually take over my life during the Fall of 1996. I … Continue reading

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