tomstonesBay seniors strolling along Aquatic Park in the City might want to pay more attention to the square cut rocks poking out of the breakwater. These are tombstones from the Gold Rush era. In 1902 it became illegal to bury new bodies in the City. When the graves of old downtown cemeteries were relocated to Colma the unclaimed gravestones were repurposed by the WPA on the shore of the Marina and along paths in Buena Vista Park.

 

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