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    I found a grave yard on my ride today....

    Riding some stuff off San Pablo Ridge in Wildcat Canyon this morning when i came accros this find. Each of the four sites where situated under large old growth trees and faced the San Pablo Reservoir. Each plot/headstone was a rectangular cement box with a nicely crafted brass top plate complete with the birth/death dates and names of the deceased.

    Im almost thinking that these plots are memorials for those who may have died building the San Pablo Resevior or maybe settlers who lived there before the land was designated open space. I'm going to do some research on this one.....

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    Pics? What are the dates?

    It's not a ride without a cemetery.
    When the going gets weird its bedtime.

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    Reminds me of when I stumbled upon a cemetary up in Oxnard somewhere on a roadie ride.

    It looked liked it once a fancy graveyard that's now over run and dilapidated. Across the road in a dusty lot was a separate grave yard that looked pretty second rate compared to the first one. I rode across and took a look and noticed they were all Japanese names with deaths around the teens to the the 1930s.

    May have been a segregated cemetary from back in the days.

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    Got the low down..

    Quote Originally Posted by jrm
    Riding some stuff off San Pablo Ridge in Wildcat Canyon this morning when i came accros this find. Each of the four sites where situated under large old growth trees and faced the San Pablo Reservoir. Each plot/headstone was a rectangular cement box with a nicely crafted brass top plate complete with the birth/death dates and names of the deceased.

    Im almost thinking that these plots are memorials for those who may have died building the San Pablo Resevior or maybe settlers who lived there before the land was designated open space. I'm going to do some research on this one.....

    It seems that at the time that the east bay regional park district bought the land they made a deal with the Berkeley chapter of the Kiwanis Club. The site is the burial grounds for memoralized Kiwanis members. There are 20 of them. Who would have though. And to think i though was on to some great anthropological find...pretty funny..

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    Old Cemetary

    When I was riding back in central NJ in Asunpink park, I came across a beautiful old cemetary at the top of a hill off a trail buried in woods and bushes. Later when was driving around I found an obscure historical marker indentifying a near invisible trail up to the cemetary from the road. Most of the grave stone dates were in the late 1890s, but starting to wear off on many stones. What's odd is that many of the graves had an end date around the same few months, but widely different birth years. Namely, everyone of all ages, from young children to 70 year olds, were suddenly dying off in a short period. I estimate about a 100 people which is probably a lot for the population at that time. It could have been starvation, or a contageous disease. It gave me a chill to be reminded how hard people had it in that period.

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    We took a Griswold family road-trip a few weeks ago to Monterey.
    Old bone yards seemed to be a theme of the trip.
    We stopped in Salinas for gas, and found this hill behind the station.

    It has some old stones from the 1810s with wild grapes growing on them.
    Very serene at sunset.
    In Monterey, I went with the kids to look for the monarch grove and came across another spot with a herd of deer squatters.
    It was also full of old stones and mausoleums.
    The deer were kinda shy...
    "Get back to the hills, get back to baby where you belong." - P. Westerberg

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    Whoa

    you actually went for a ride? 8^)

    Coe was good, no painfest, and actually a little air-conditioning-like sea breeze. Next time...

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    Graveyard in Arcadia, RI

    Found this one riding along in Arcadia, probably passed it a hundred times...
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    when you see a grave site

    Quote Originally Posted by Jisch
    Found this one riding along in Arcadia, probably passed it a hundred times...
    give a toast and a prayer, because they are now where you will be someday.

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    Yup and i have the 5" round

    Quote Originally Posted by Fast Eddy
    you actually went for a ride? 8^)

    Coe was good, no painfest, and actually a little air-conditioning-like sea breeze. Next time...
    purple bruise on my as$ cheek to prove it. I rode annadel with unclemtb yesterday and JM ####.(sorry man). It was kinda toasty..

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    Given they were Kiwanis..

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    give a toast and a prayer, because they are now where you will be someday.
    I wonder if they were buried wearing their funny hats and stuffed in their little cars? things that make you go..... hum..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schecky
    In Monterey, I went with the kids to look for the monarch grove and came across another spot with a herd of deer squatters.
    It was also full of old stones and mausoleums.
    The deer were kinda shy...
    This one is right next to the golf course too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrm
    I wonder if they were buried wearing their funny hats and stuffed in their little cars? things that make you go..... hum..
    LMFAO

    I think you mean shriners

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schecky

    That the funniest thing Ive ever seen...what did you berries in your hair!?!

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