Tag Archives: Bay Area Cemeteries

Tour of Union Cemetery this weekend

In 1850, sailors discovered that Redwood Creek emptied into the San Francisco Bay in a natural deep-water channel. Within a year, men began to log the redwood trees of the Santa Cruz Mountains. A village originally called Redwood Landing took … Continue reading

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Graveyard Dirt on My Shoes

In and around the ordeal with my cat last week, I managed to tour three graveyards.  That would have made for an excellent week, if not for what was going on at home.  As it was, the graveyards were my sanctuary. … Continue reading

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Bay Area Cemetery Tours

Originally posted on Cemetery Travel: Your Take-along Guide to Graves & Graveyards Around the World:
Rose Hill Cemetery, 2001 I spent last year’s Nanowrimo working on a book about the historic cemeteries of the San Francisco Bay Area. I’ve visited…

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When the Experts are Wrong

One of the local historians I really respect said in a lecture many years ago that he believed that the last cross to stand atop San Francisco’s Lone Mountain Cemetery was moved to the park at the top of Mount … Continue reading

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Recovered from Nanowrimo yet?

It’s been a week since I finished pulling together 50,000 words on the Historic Cemeteries of the San Francisco Bay Area.  That’s a good chunk of the book, but it’s not all of it.  I figure I’ve got 30 more … Continue reading

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