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20 October 2011

What Do Dead People, Greed and Real Estate Have in Common?

Answer: Cemeteries!

In 1900, San Francisco was a Wild West boom town driven by greed. The city fathers removed cemeteries and banned burials. Research Director Nancy Peterson shares this little-known piece of San Francisco history in a new video by Shannon Reese and Kathleen Jones.

San Francisco Cemeteries: What Happened?
Announcer: Tayler Jones
Directed by: Shannon Reese
Edited by: Kathleen Jones

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