Santa Rosa Rural Cemetery, Santa Rosa

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#10 of 14 in Historic Sites in Sonoma County
Cemetery · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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  • This is a cool very old place. They do graveyard tours called lamp light tours every years where they do plays about the people from the past that are buried there that shaped Santa Rosa. I would... 
    This is a cool very old place. They do graveyard tours called lamp light tours every years where they do plays about the people from the past that are buried there that shaped Santa Rosa. I would...  more »
  • This cemetery is carefully protected and well kept. The cemetery is large so it is important to have information in hand before you visit. 
    This cemetery is carefully protected and well kept. The cemetery is large so it is important to have information in hand before you visit.  more »
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  • As I walked through the Odd Fellows Cemetery, my destination was the historical Santa Rosa Rural Cemetery along side it. Dating back to 1854, the Rural Cemetery first laid to rest a man that came to California by wagon train. This beautiful Cemetery was restored by volunteers after years of neglect. There are soldiers buried here dating back to the War of 1812, up to more modern conflicts. Victims of the 1906 earthquake were also brought here for a final resting place after the tragic event. There is alot of history here. An act of vigilante justice in the Cemetery took place in the 1920's as three men were hung for shooting deaths of law enforcement officials. I enjoyed my time here and will return with my wife so that I can share this experience.
  • Very interesting historic cemetery. Great place to explore SR history. City of SR has some interesting events here. great place to take photographs

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