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Short was My Life, Long is My Rest

“It is a town that was established in 1853 but has been largely destroyed by a series of major fires, the last in 1920. The town nevertheless produced in excess of $20 million in gold. We are told that prospectors, … Continue reading

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Death Salon is coming to San Francisco

I’m going to miss another Cemetery of the Week tonight because I’ve been working on my speech for next weekend’s Death Salon here in my hometown.  Want to come and hear it in person?  There are still some tickets left. … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #66: Sacramento City Cemetery

a.k.a. Old City Cemetery 1000 Broadway Sacramento, California 95818 Telephone: (916) 448-0811 Founded: December 1849 Size: 44 acres Number of interments: more than 25,000 Open: Summer hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday. Due … Continue reading

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How to be Safe in the Cemetery

Earlier this month I explored the historic cemeteries of Pescadero. The grass was ankle-high on the Protestant side, but over my knees on the Catholic side. Holes the size of juice glasses riddled the ground, but I never saw a … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #25: Wards Cemetery

Bodie State Historic Park Information: P.O. Box 515; Bridgeport, California 93517 (760) 647-6445 Established: 1860s Number of interments: 77 marked Open: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in summer; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in winter. Closed for inclement weather. Entry … Continue reading

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