Friday, August 03, 2007

oak hill park, san jose, calif.

Oak Hill Cemetery in San Jose is huge. And it looks like it is still growing, eating up the yellow hillside inch by inch. As the link will tell you, it is the oldest secular cemetery in California.
People have come from all over the world: From Russia and Eastern Europe, China and Vietnam.
Nils Holmberg from Minnesota fought in the Spanish-American War (1898). He was a sergeant. He died in 1935. That's all we know about him.

Right now there are 237 men in Sweden over the age of 16 who share his name.


Isle Dance said...

I love walking around looking at old tombstones. It's so fascinating. Thanks for sharing.

Lotta K said...

Yeah, I really love that too. When the weather cools off a bit I am going back for a longer visit. So much to see.