Western Neighborhoods Project presents: Old Tombstone Tales, A Cemetery History Walk of Laurel Hill, Lone Mountain and Jordan Park
Meet Deanna Kastler and members of the Western Neighborhoods Project at 10:00am at the southwest corner of Euclid and Collins for a free cemetery history walk of the Laurel Heights, Jordan Park and Lone Mountain areas.
During the period from 1852 to the mid-1940s the Big Four cemeteries, Laurel Hill, Calvary, Masonic and Odd Fellows, covered this area. San Francisco pioneers, including Emperor Norton, were buried there. The fascinating history of this little-known area will unfold with old photographs, the story of why the cemeteries were moved, and we'll end up where many San Franciscans have their final rest, the Columbarium, which was the entrance to the Odd Fellows Cemetery.
The walk ends at the Columbarium on Lorraine Court around 12:30.
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Added by dsgallagher on February 15, 2007