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Cemetery of the Week #162: Oakland Cemetery

Oakland Cemetery 1000 Brown Street, Iowa City, Iowa 52245 Founded: 1843 Size: 40 acres Number of interments: at least 13500 In February 1843, the Iowa territorial legislature deeded one square block of land to the people of Iowa City for a … Continue reading

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The Symbols of Oakland Cemetery

by Richard Waterhouse We all have quiet, calm places that we go to during times of transition. Atlanta’s Oakland Cemetery has always been that place for me. My first encounter with the cemetery was in 1988, when I was at … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Color

Tonight is my mom’s last night in San Francisco, so I’m going to hold off on writing this week’s Cemetery of the Week until tomorrow.  I have a plan, but it requires research to do it justice. Instead, I offer … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #56: Chapel of the Chimes

Chapel of the Chimes Also known as California Memorial Crematorium and Columbarium 4499 Piedmont Avenue, Oakland, California 94611 Telephone: 510-654-0123 Founded: 1909 Size: One and a half city blocks Number of burials/inurnments: more than 200,000 Open: Daily, 8:30 a.m. to … Continue reading

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A Guide to Mountain View Cemetery

Mountain View Cemetery by Dennis Evanosky My rating: 3 of 5 stars Dennis Evanosky is a docent at Mountain View Cemetery. I’ve taken one of his tours and heard him speak passionately about the work he’s done researching and caring … Continue reading

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