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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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Cemetery of the Week #167: Oak Hill Memorial Park

Oak Hill Memorial Park 300 Curtner Avenue, San Jose, California 95125 Phone: (408) 297-2447 Officially Founded: 1847 Size: more than 300 acres Number of interments: approximately 20,000 Founded on November 29, 1777, San Jose was the first secular settlement in Northern … Continue reading

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A Walk Through the Past

A Walk through the Past: San Jose’s Oak Hill Memorial Park by Patricia Loomis My rating: 5 of 5 stars California’s oldest secular cemetery is the pioneer burial ground of Northern California’s largest city. The huge cemetery is a lively … Continue reading

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Local Cemetery Travel

I haven’t updated this blog in much too long.  I ended up being much busier than I expected in October. It’s always my busiest month, but this year was nuts. At this point, I have an essay I need to … Continue reading

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Death’s Garden: Jacksonville Cemetery

by Stacey Graham Jacksonville, Oregon was a dirty little rut. Miners swarmed the hills looking for gold hidden in creekbeds and left it destitute of honor, beauty, and respectability. Once gold was pulled from Rich Gulch in 1851, Jacksonville blossomed, … Continue reading

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