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Herhold: Santa Clara's Graveyard Teaches us About the Past
San Jose Mercury News ^ | 03/06/2013 | Scott Herhold

Posted on 03/06/2013 5:20:23 PM PST by nickcarraway

We are used to thinking of cemeteries as maudlin relics, reminders of a mortality that we'd sooner evade and a grandiosity we'd rather shirk.

If you meander through the Mission City Memorial Park on Winchester Boulevard, you might revise that view in the interest of history.

Santa Clara's city-owned cemetery, one of the few in the state, reflects the legacy of five generations or more in marble, stone and even redwood markers.

Ever wonder about Charles Copeland Morse (1842-1900), the descendant of Puritans who became the "Seed King'' in the 19th century and the forerunner of Ferry-Morse? What about Capt. Harry Love, who allegedly killed the bandit Joaquin Murrieta and went

The grave of Nicole Miller, who was a victim of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. (Gary Reyes) on to the arguably more courageous feat of marrying Mary McSwain Bennett, a hot-tempered woman known as the "Santa Clara Amazon''?

Perhaps you have an interest, as I do, in the impressive monument of rogue businessman H.M. Leonard, who was sent to San Quentin Prison on a corporate fraud charge -- in a day when fraud meant prison, not a parachute.

Or maybe you just want to pause quietly at the grave of Nicole Miller, the lovely 21-year-old woman who was killed when Flight 93 plowed into the Pennsylvania earth on 9/11.

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1 posted on 03/06/2013 5:20:32 PM PST by nickcarraway
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2 posted on 03/06/2013 8:52:56 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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Wow. The author of that first line needs to lay off the ‘Creative Writing’ courses...or give them another shot.

If you want to see cemeteries come to Noo Yawk. “Woodlawn” or “Greenwood” will blow your mind.

3 posted on 03/07/2013 4:44:15 AM PST by TalBlack (Evil doesn't have a day job.)
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It's pretty big.

4 posted on 03/07/2013 6:50:34 AM PST by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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