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29 October 2009

San Francisco Pioneer Cemeteries

This week the co-founder of (and CGS member) Ron Filion turned a media double-play just in time for Halloween. Last night KPIX anchor Ken Bastida asked another Good Question of Ron, this time: Are There Any Unmarked Graves in San Francisco? Be sure to watch the footage and learn the fascinating history of the burials at the Lincoln Park Golf Course.[email protected]

You can hear more from Ron, in person, this weekend at the San Francisco Main Library. Today's 96 Hours section of the San Francisco Chronicle features 'S.F. Pioneer Cemeteries': Where the dead lived stating the "presentation offers the chance to find out what neighborhood the City's dead used to reside in before they all up and moved to Colma." Ron's lecture about the earliest cemeteries in San Francisco is part of the One City One Book October Events.

Ron tells me that his talk will be a "fast romp through all the cemeteries in San Francisco." He will cover the cemetery locations, discuss how the City's growth affected them, and share stories about their relocations. The library's promotional material carries this warning: This presentation will not be for the faint of heart.

San Francisco Pioneer Cemeteries
Saturday, October 31, 2009
10:30 a.m.

San Francisco Main Library
Latino/Hispanic Room B
100 Larkin Street
San Francisco, California 94102


footnoteMaven said...

Watched the video. How very interesting! Makes me wonder about the article I wrote earlier this year.

I think I'll go dig it up (pun intended) and try to find where the characters in my story were buried.


Vinnie said...

This so cool! I'll be in Salt Lake but I'm sorry to miss this talk. It's bound to be great. Yay, Ron.