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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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Cemetery of the Week #166: Tulocay Cemetery

Tulocay Cemetery 411 Coombsville Road Napa, California 94559 Telephone: 707-252-4727 GPS: 38.297821°N 122.271808°W Established: 1859 Size: 49 acres (only 30 of which are developed) Number of interments: More than 30,000 In 1841, California-born Don Cayetano Juarez received the 88,000-acre Tulucay … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #165: Olivet Memorial Park

Olivet Memorial Park Also called Mount Olivet Cemetery 1601 Hillside Boulevard Colma, California 94014 Telephone: (650) 755-0322 Established: 1896 Size: 65 acres Number of Interments: 100,000 At the foot of San Bruno Mountain in the cemetery town of Colma lies Olivet … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #164: Purissima Cemetery

Purissima Cemetery 1103-1149 Verde Road Half Moon Bay, California 94019 Founded: 1868 Size: 5.5 acres Number of interments: more than 60 Just south of Spanishtown (now called Half Moon Bay), the Northern California town of Purissima was established in the … 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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