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Silent Cities San Francisco: Hidden Histories of the Region's Cemeteries (Paperback)

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In 1914, desperate for land after the Gold Rush brought a population explosion to San Francisco, the city exiled its cemeteries, barring burials within city limits and relocating its existing graveyards to the tiny town of Colma, just south of Daly City, spawning America's only necropolis, where the dead outnumber the living 1000 to 1. But there's more to the story of the Bay Area's cemeteries than this expulsion. Silent Cities San Francisco reveals the complex cultural makeup of the Bay Area, where diversity and history collide, pitting the dead against the living in a race for space and memorialization.

About the Author


Jessica Ferri is the author of Silent Cities New York. Her work has been published by the Los Angeles Times, NPR, The Economist, The Daily Beast, and more. She lives in Northern California.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781493056460
ISBN-10: 1493056468
Publisher: Globe Pequot Press
Publication Date: October 15th, 2021
Pages: 280
Language: English