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Free tour in Union Cemetery

On Saturday, May 18th, at 10AM, members of the Historic Union Cemetery Association will be giving free tours of Union Cemetery.

Union Cemetery is located on Woodside Road near El Camino Real. It was named a California Historical Landmark in 1967, then added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1983. Most people drive past it daily, and have never considered the history that is located there.

The cemetery was created in 1859. Its "residents" include many of the influential pioneers who resided in Redwood City, Searsville, West Union, La Honda, and Kings Mountain. Some of the names you might recognize include Cooley, Teague, King, Starr, Mezes, Sears, Brittan, Finger, McGarvey, Cloud, and Martin.

Along with family plots, there are also "fraternal group" plots for the Masons, the Odd Fellows, the Redmen, the Druids, and of course the Grand Army of the Republic, with the Soldier statue everyone sees as they drive by.

Also present are countless small children's graves. Perhaps the most poignant of all is the monument documenting the Palmer Family's 4 children all dying within 2 weeks of each other from diptheria.

Come to the tour, take a step back in time, and hear stories of history, intrigue, sadness, and heroism of the people who lived here long ago and are now buried in Union Cemetery.


Previous:     5/18/2013

Time: 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM


Woodside road near El Camino

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