Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Graveyards and History

The Times- Standard reports on what seems like an interesting project in the Fortuna area. The Fortuna Cemetery District will be putting on a show of sorts where actors will play the role of some of those interned in the cemeteries. Seems like a fun event. According to the story there's seven cemeteries in the Fortuna area so there might be some driving involved.

Older cemeteries are interesting. I remember taking a walk through the Ferndale cemetery back in the '70s. All kinds of old graves there. I believe I saw at least one headstone that said Killed By Indians. If only those headstones could talk.


At 8:20 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

When are they going to be doing this?

At 9:30 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Trinidad cemetery has a headstone that reads "Killed by capitalism". Local author John Ross used this as a title of one of his books.

At 9:37 AM, Blogger Fred Mangels said...

What: Grave Matters and Untimely Departures

Where: Fortuna Sunrise Cemetery above Newburg Park

When: Oct. 25 from 2-6 p.m. (tours leave every ten minutes)

How much: $15, tickets can be bought in advance at the Fortuna Chamber of Commerce or at Green’s Pharmacy in Fortuna. Tickets will also be sold at the event.

At 10:47 AM, Blogger Julie Timmons said...

They's done this for several years. Good event!


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