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The 5 Strangest Cemeteries In The World

Check out some of the world’s strangest cemeteries on your next vacation.

02/19/2014

Firefighters battle a brush fire in San Francisco's Presidio Cemetery. (CBS)

Brush Fire Contained In San Francisco’s Presidio Cemetery

Firefighters contained a bush fire that started early Tuesday morning near the Nation Cemetery in the Presidio, authorites said.

08/06/2013

Archaeologists excavate a cemetery known as a potter's field at the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in San Jose on June 13, 2013. (Jeff Burbank / Bay City News Service)

Late 19th Century Burial Ground Explored At South Bay Hospital

Archaeologists are nearing completion of excavating a potter’s field on the campus of Santa Clara Valley Medical Center that contains the graves of paupers dating back to the 1890s.

06/13/2013

The family of Thomas Gonzales II built a mausoleum at the Oakmont Cemetery in Lafayette. (CBS)

Family Sues Lafayette Cemetery For $3.2M Over Vandalism

A family is seeking justice more than a year after their son’s remains were stolen from a $3.2 mausoleum due to an alleged security breach at a Lafayette cemetery.

06/13/2012

(David Gallagher /Western Neighborhoods Project)

San Francisco Ocean Beach Erosion Uncovers Forgotten Gravestones

Recent coastal winds have uncovered long-forgotten headstones that were buried in the sand at San Francisco’s Ocean Beach nearly a century ago.

CBS San Francisco–06/07/2012

A truck at the construction site at the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center on Bascom Ave. in San Jose. (CBS)

Old Cemetery Discovered During Construction Of South Bay Medical Facility

Construction crews at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in San Jose have turned up more than a dozen pine boxes which could contain the remains of hospital patients who died more than a hundred years ago.

05/16/2012

A copper flower holder at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park in Colma (CBS)

Metal Thieves Steal 500 Flower Holders From Colma Graves

Colma police said thieves stole brass and copper flower holders from more than 500 graves at the Cypress Lawn Memorial Park earlier this month.

02/29/2012

Steve Tausan, Hells Angels

Fewer Mourners, More Cops Expected For 2nd SJ Hells Angels Funeral

A funeral will be held Saturday at the Oak Hill Cemetery for a Hells Angel member, two weeks after he was shot to death during a burial service at the very same cemetery.

10/28/2011

One of 36 grave markers that had been moved from the gold rush era Negro Hill Cemetery to the Mormon Island relocation cemetery near Folsom. The burial plots from Negro Hill went unmarked for more than half a century, until a contractor hired by the Army Corps of Engineers moved the bodies to make way for a lake, and marked the graves with stones that used a derogatory term for African-American. (CBS / AP)

NorCal Headstones Marked With N-Word Replaced

Workers on Tuesday began installing new markers at a public cemetery near Sacramento where relocated Gold Rush-era gravestones had been marked with the N-word.

10/18/2011

One of 36 grave markers that had been moved from the gold rush era Negro Hill Cemetery to the Mormon Island relocation cemetery near Folsom. The burial plots from Negro Hill went unmarked for more than half a century, until a contractor hired by the Army Corps of Engineers moved the bodies to make way for a lake, and marked the graves with stones that used a derogatory term for African-American. (CBS / AP)

NorCal County To Replace Headstones Bearing N-Word

Supervisors in El Dorado county voted Tuesday to replace 36 gravestones that bear the N-word, giving the green light to state, county and community officials to design an alternative.

05/24/2011

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