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A New Look at Old City Cemetery WNP Event

Feb 21, 2019 7:00pm-8:00pm (Thursday) at Western Neighborhoods Project 1617 Balboa Street

Lincoln Park was once "City Cemetery," the final resting place for thousands of the city's poorer classes, including a Chinese burial ground and sprawling "potters field" for paupers. But the 1906 earthquake and fire destroyed most records of the cemetery. Not even a complete map survived. Then, in the 1990s, over 750 burials were uncovered during rehabilitation of the Palace of the Legion of Honor. In this program, historians John Martini and Alex Ryder will describe their research into the cemetery, sharing clues they've uncovered in old newspapers and city records, and showing seldom seem photos and historic maps.
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