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[*] posted on 10-31-2017 at 07:10 AM
Baja cemeteries we've known and loved


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Santa Rosalia 2

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[*] posted on 10-31-2017 at 08:10 AM
Las Flores (south of Bahía de los Angeles)




Las Flores has many graves of Daggett and Arce family members:













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San Jose de Magdalena

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[*] posted on 10-31-2017 at 10:32 AM


I think the Old English cemetery at the south end of San Quintin is interesting. I have some pictures somewhere.
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[*] posted on 10-31-2017 at 11:02 AM


Quote: Originally posted by TMW  
I think the Old English cemetery at the south end of San Quintin is interesting. I have some pictures somewhere.


I'd love to see them. Post when you can.
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One time I went over and walked around the cemetery in BOLA. Its all dug in an alluvial plain. Nothing but large granite rocks with sand in between. It struck me that that was a horrendous place to have to dig a grave.
If anyone remembers the character "digger" on the very long time ago radio program, "The Life of Riley" with William Bendix, not a job I would want down there.




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One time I went over and walked around the cemetery in BOLA. Its all dug in an alluvial plain. Nothing but large granite rocks with sand in between. It struck me that that was a horrendous place to have to dig a grave.
If anyone remembers the character "digger" on the very long time ago radio program, "The Life of Riley" with William Bendix, not a job I would want down there.


Indeed, not an ideal 'Forest Lawn' location... The road south to Punta San Francisquito passes right by it, just south of the pavement.

Here is the grave of a greatly loved Baja Nomad at the Bahía de los Angeles cemetery soon after it was occupied and before a headstone was added, from November 2006, Mike Humfreville:




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South of La Magdalena, the mission-era ruins northwest of Mulegé:







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Cemetery at Mission Santa Gertrudis

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Wow....the decorated cemetery is so pretty! Here in La Bocana, many have cleaned up the graves and placed flowers for All Soul's Day. We are a pretty wealthy community and the cemetery looks like condos from afar. I will take and post some pictures.

No charge to be buried here, one only pays for the digger, casket etc.




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[*] posted on 11-1-2017 at 08:40 AM


Quote: Originally posted by BajaBlanca  
I will take and post some pictures.


Yes, please do! I love these brightly painted cemeteries. They do look like little villages from afar.
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[*] posted on 11-1-2017 at 09:37 AM


Old English Cemetery south end of San Quintin west of where Hwy 1 curves east.









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[*] posted on 11-1-2017 at 09:48 AM


Nice photos. These cemeteries remind me of a passage from Graham Greene's novel, The Power and the Glory:

"It was like a building estate where nobody had paid attention to the architecture of the next house. The big stone tombs of above-ground burial were any height and any shape; sometimes an angel stood on the roof with lichenous wings: sometimes through a glass window you could see some rusting metal flowers upon a shelf--it was like looking into the kitchen of a house whose owners have moved on, forgetting to clean the vases out. There was a sense of intimacy--you could go anywhere and see anything. Life here had withdrawn altogether."

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And in many of the old plots only God knows who's buried there.



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