Tag Archives: Colma cemetery

At Cypress Lawn this Weekend

This Sunday, September 16, I will show some of my favorite photographs from 199 Cemeteries to See Before You Die at one of my favorite cemeteries in the book, Colma’s Cypress Lawn Memorial Park. Cypress Lawn was founded in the 1890s as … Continue reading

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Cemetery Travel in San Francisco

The time has come to gather all the San Francisco cemetery pieces spread across Cemetery Travel into one place. These posts served as research for the Laurel Hill Cemetery speech I gave at the Swedish American Hall last night. If you’re … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #165: Olivet Memorial Park

Olivet Memorial Park Also called Mount Olivet Cemetery 1601 Hillside Boulevard Colma, California 94014 Telephone: (650) 755-0322 Established: 1896 Size: 65 acres Number of Interments: 100,000 At the foot of San Bruno Mountain in the cemetery town of Colma lies Olivet … Continue reading

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Cypress Lawn’s Book Club

Colma’s lovely Cypress Lawn Memorial Park is trying something new:  a book club!  The club idea is so new that they don’t have it listed on the Heritage Foundation’s website yet, but the first two books were chosen at the club’s first meeting earlier … 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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