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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)

New Controversy Over Plan To Fix N-Word On NorCal Gravestones

Government officials inched closer Thursday to removing a racial slur on the headstones of Gold Rush-era graves, even as a leading advocate refused to support their plans.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–05/12/2011

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)

Group Wants N-Word Gone From NorCal Gravestones

Time has not erased the bigotry of a bygone era carved into 36 concrete gravestones in a dusty, half-century-old cemetery tucked away in California’s former gold fields.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–05/05/2011

Gonzales Mausoleum at Oakmont Memorial Park (Photo from Claycord.com)

Human Ashes Stolen From Lafayette Mausoleum

Thieves broke into a mausoleum in a Lafayette cemetery on Sunday and stole an urn containing human remains, Contra Costa County sheriff’s spokesman Jimmy Lee said.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–01/18/2011

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Good Question: Why Are Small Coins And Stones Left At Jewish Graves?

For many Jewish families, it’s a tradition as old as time. Gary Schlotterbeck asked this Good Question: Why do people leave small coins, stones and other items on graves at Jewish cemeteries?

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–12/17/2010

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