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Cemetery of the Week #174: Union Cemetery

Cemetery of the Week #174: Union CemeteryAddress: 227 East 28th Terrace, Kansas City, Missouri 64108Phone: (816) 472-4990Founded: 1857Size: 27 acresNumber interred: 55,000Open: 7 am to 5 pm daily. Atop a hill overlooking the city lie the founders of Kansas City, … Continue reading

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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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