here. The Crocker name, well known in California, is associated with banking and railroads. Mt. View Cemetery, established in 1863 and designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, was developed as an ecumenical site that welcomed all races and religions. It also embodied the Transcendentalist philosophy of man as being of nature rather than being separate from it. The cemetery was intended to be a natural park and to serve as more than a burial ground. Today it is very much occupied by the living as well as the dead. People come to exercise, walk their dogs, attend concerts and holiday celebrations, bird watch, picnic and honor their family members who have gone before. You frequently hear bagpipes playing as part of funeral ceremonies.
This cemetery has been featured many times in this blog, which makes Julie's new meme a perfect fit. She has just launched Taphophile Tragics to showcase the historical and artistic aspects of cemeteries that make them fascinating to so many of us. Stop by to see what's on display.
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