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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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This Weekend’s Bay Area Cemetery Tours

It seems like every local cemetery is having a tour this weekend.  I’m going to hit as many as I can.  Hope to see you there! Saturday, November 1, 10-11:30 am Alhambra Cemetery Carquinez Scenic Route Martinez, California 94553 http://www.cityofmartinez.org/cals/default.asp This … Continue reading

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