"Saving Graves is
dedicated to providing leadership, education and advocacy in preserving
and restoring endangered and forgotten cemeteries worldwide."
Silver, and I am the new
California State Coordinator. I want to thank Karen
first state coordinator for all her efforts in the early stages of
establishing this state website. I will try my best to continue
the state site in the spirit and tone Karen set.
I would like to share with you the
message Karen used on the original California Saving Graves website:
"Our cemeteries have a wealth of information, and for that
reason we need to preserve the history that lays beyond the gates of
forgotten and neglected grave yards. We need to protect the final
resting places of loved ones gone before us.
We urge you to read
the information contained here and become involved in saving these
precious historical cemeteries.
If you have never walked through an old or
historic cemetery, I urge you to do so. As in the case of one of our
historic cemeteries your mind will picture a man being bitten by a
rattlesnake as he crossed a stream. Perhaps your mind will cause you
to feel emotion as you read about the young mother and baby who both died
during childbirth in 1851.
Read these stones my friend, and you will
understand why these pages are here. We can not let our historic
cemeteries fall to the hands of vandals, neglect, uncaring cities and
counties and, yes, the greedy organizations and business owners who want
to build roads and other structures over the graves of
If you know of a cemetery in your area that
sounds like those listed in the previous paragraph, then I strongly urge
you to fill out a report form with Saving Graves so we can address the
Karen Dyer, State Coordinator (2002)
hope you will find information on this site that will assist you in
helping to protect and preserve California's historic cemeteries and
burying grounds. From time to time we will be posting new
information about California's historic cemeteries as information
becomes available. Please visit the site often to keep abreast of
If you don't find what you are looking for on
this page, please
feel free to contact us. If
you have any information about any endangered historic cemetery and
aren't certain what to do about it, please let us hear from you.
Thank you for
your interest in helping to preserve California's historic cemeteries.
They truly are the...
an Endangered Cemetery
Submit Cemetery Photos
to Endangered Cemetery Reports
Reports and Updates
Academy Cemetery, Fresno
and Funeral Bureau Actions
HALL OF SHAME
Planters House Cemetery
Shingle Springs, El Dorado County
Fickert Ranch Cemetery
El Monte Cemetery
Los Angeles County
Dorado House Cemetery
of obliteration in progress.
of Oct. 2000 Clean Up
San Diego County
(Old County) Cemetery
Project Report with Photo
save this historic cemetery of California!
1950s photo **
Rose's Catholic Cemetery
Gulch, Shasta County
August 6, 2003]
View Photos of Endangered or Neglected Cemeteries
Mission-Chung Wah Chinese Cemetery
Attention Newspaper Researchers
If you happen
upon any news articles about a cemetery or cemeteries in California, we
would very much appreciate your sharing the information with us.
This will help us compile a "history" on our historic California
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