Evergreen Cemetery of Santa Cruz

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Created in 1858, the Evergreen Cemetery provided a final resting place for a multitude of Santa Cruz’s adventurers, entrepreneurs and artists. The land was a gift from the Imus family, who’d narrowly escaped the fate of the Donner Party more than a decade earlier and had already buried two of their own. Alongside these pioneers, the community buried many other notables, including London Nelson, an emancipated slave turned farmer who left his land to the city schools, and journalist Belle Dormer, who covered a visit by President Benjamin Harrison and the women’s suffrage movement. Join Traci Bliss and Randall Brown as they bring to life the tragedies and triumphs of the diverse men and women interred at Evergreen Cemetery.
ISBN: 9781467143868
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: California
Series: Landmarks
Images: 87
Pages: 176
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Traci Bliss is an emerita professor of education. Her BA, MA and PhD are from Stanford, and she holds an MPA from the LBJ School, University of Texas–Austin. She retired to focus on the untold story of women who made environmental history. She serves on the Santa Cruz Historic Preservation Commission and leads history tours at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park. She is the seventh generation of her family to live in Santa Cruz and belongs to the Society of California Pioneers. Randall Brown, a Santa Cruz County Distinguished Historian, coauthored with Traci Bliss the best-selling Santa Cruz’s Seabright. An expert on the history of silent films, Brown specializes in films made in the San Lorenzo Valley and serves as a regular history columnist for the San Lorenzo/Scotts Valley Press Banner. He graduated from Wesleyan University with a BA in American studies.
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