Could somebody look into the OddFellows Cemetery in San Francisco?

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I just ran into a heartbreaking story. The Oddfellows Cemetery in San Francisco was dug up & developed in the 1930's.  26,000 graves were exhumed & the remains put in a mass grave in the Greenlawn Cemetery which has apparently also been developed.

I think I've seen a Cemetery Project on WT, but I couldn't find it on the Projects list.  I am already up to my ears in the Lapham One Name Study and have no time to spare to honor these people as they should be.

Please look at https://oddfellowscemeterycolma.com/ (or search for others if it looks too sensational.)  There is a link to a quasi searchable register of burials on this site.
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in The Tree House by Jennifer Lapham G2G6 (8.9k points)
edited by Jennifer Lapham

Why just south of San Francisco there lies a little town called Colma where the dead outnumber the living 1,000 to 1.  So many burials!  Seems like miles of gravestones!

Because of the potential for catastrophic earthquakes, San Francisco has been called the city that waits to die. Colma, in turn, is the city that waits for the city that waits to die.

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