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Colma (Images of America: California)

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The official slogan of this quaint and curious town proclaims, "It's great to be alive in Colma " In no other city in the United States would such a slogan have the meaning that it does here. Colma, only 2.25 square miles, has 1,500 living residents but more than a thousand times that in its deceased population. Seventeen cemeteries cover 75 percent of Colma's land. There ...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Published April 4th 2007 by Arcadia Publishing (SC)
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Louise Carlson Stowell
It was nice to get some tidbits of knowledge I didn't know about Colma. One of the things I learned was that Molloy's wasn't always Molloy's Tavern. I learned about the pig ranching and the Italian families that grew produce and flowers. The photograph's were excellent. I even found a picture of a building that I remembered when I was growing up in Daly City in the 1960's. I had always thought it looked like a haunted house, but it turns out it was an old hotel. Now I know.

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The only thing that keeps this book from getting 5 stars is that it isn't longer. I have several books on the cemeteries of Colma, California, so it's nice to have one about the city's history prior to its 17 graveyards. Smookler does a good job of giving a sense of what life was like there, before the living were replaced by the dead.
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