Tag Archives: Old City Cemetery

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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Behind the Scenes at the Old City Cemetery

M. Parfitt is an artist, writer, collector of exquisitely awful junk, keeper of hair, saver of broken dishes, and hoarder of yellowed newspaper clippings. You may find her wandering down a deserted alley, traipsing through an old cemetery, or peering … 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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Close Calls and Calamities

This Saturday morning in Sacramento, California will repeatedly bring you to the brink of disaster, and sometimes push you over the edge! Oh, the disasters our Sacramento forebears had to deal with!  It’s the Close Calls and Calamities tour Saturday, … Continue reading

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