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Name: Sean B
Riverhead, NY (Zone 7a)
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Whitebeard
Sep 16, 2017 6:46 PM CST
Beautiful image. Beautiful thought. One of the best yet.
Name: Leslieray Hurlburt
Sacramento California (Zone 9b)
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HamiltonSquare
Sep 16, 2017 8:33 PM CST
The setting of this photo holds within it many of the pioneers of the gold rush era from many races and religions, the ultra rich and the dirt poor all here together in Sacramento's Historic City Cemetery. Although it is still an active burial place it is also a place to learn about the interesting life and times of those buried here through docent led tours with ever changing subjects such as 'A Dozen Ways to Die', a perennial favorite or the new tour today titled 'From Farm to Fork'. The Cemetery was listed in 2014 on the federal registry as a historic district. It is a beautiful green space today with three major gardens and tours of those are also available. The Crepe Myrtle was planted in 1953 by Mr Barr who didn't like the hot summers here according to his daughter who came to water the tree with him as a child. Sacramento is ranked 34th in ethnic diversity nationally in 2017. The cemetery was stared in 1848 and is unsegregated.
Hamilton Square Garden, Historic City Cemetery, Sacramento California.
Name: Sean B
Riverhead, NY (Zone 7a)
Plays in the sandbox Xeriscape Herbs The WITWIT Badge Composter Garden Photography
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Whitebeard
Sep 17, 2017 5:44 PM CST
Thank you very much for the great background on the photo. Not only is it a lovely photograph, but the story is intriguing as well. The "dozen ways to die" did make me chuckle. Someone there is quite clever. The crepe myrtle is an outstanding specimen. All in all, just great stuff. Have you considered serving as a docent? It does sound like you have the passion for it. Thanks again.
Name: Leslieray Hurlburt
Sacramento California (Zone 9b)
The WITWIT Badge Region: California Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Xeriscape Native Plants and Wildflowers Salvias
Foliage Fan Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Birds Bee Lover Hummingbirder Butterflies
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HamiltonSquare
Sep 17, 2017 8:22 PM CST
Thank You Sean. I've given a free "Whats Blooming Tour" in the Hamilton Square Garden from April through Oct. this year. I also give private tours for a small fee. It's the Sacramento Perennial Plant Clubs civics project that they help fund as long as there is an educational component to it. It's mostly an introduction to the 800 plus mediterranean perennials on this tour with a smattering of the history of the cemetery. The volunteer project to protect, restore and beautify the cemetery is celebrating it's 30th anniversary this month. I'm a noob here for nearly six years now. I tip my hat to you.
Hamilton Square Garden, Historic City Cemetery, Sacramento California.

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