Silent Cities San Francisco

by Jessica Ferri (Author)
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In 1914, desperate for land after the Gold Rush brought a population explosion to San Francisco, the city exiled its cemeteries, barring burials within city limits and relocating its existing graveyards to the tiny town of Colma, just south of Daly City, spawning America's only necropolis, where the dead outnumber the living 1000 to 1. But there's more to the story of the Bay Area's cemeteries than this expulsion. Silent Cities San Francisco reveals the complex cultural makeup of the Bay Area, where diversity and history collide, pitting the dead against the living in a race for space and memorialization.

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DRM Protected
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EPUB
Publication date
October 15, 2021
Publisher
Page count
240
ISBN
9781493056477
Paper ISBN
9781493056460
File size
23 MB