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Cemeteries of Santa Clara (Images of America: California)
Strolling through Santa Clara's historic cemeteries, you will find architectural treasures, thoughtful or cryptic verses carved in stone, and monuments everywhere that resist and challenge the ceaseless waves of time and change. Santa Clara Mission Cemetery and Mission City Memorial Park were both founded before the city itself. Santa Clara Mission Cemetery was established ...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Published October 24th 2005 by Arcadia Publishing
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From the spectacular cover picture to the maps inside the graveyards that lead you to points of interest, this is one of the best Images of America cemetery books I've read. The only thing that keeps it from getting 5 stars is that it devolves into photos of families of historic people gathered for 50th anniversary parties or birthdays: intimate family moments that detract from the scale of events commemorated by these grave monuments. It felt like author was padding the book out or pandering to ...more