OB Pic of the Day
May 6, 2012
Mark this down as one of the more unusual things to be unearthed by all of this erosion....a tombstone, from 1876. The tombstone was found and photographed by Zak Taylor and Jeanene Bentley. We did a bit of digging...according to a recent paper on the history of erosion at Ocean Beach, written by Bill McLaughlin and published by the SF Surfrider Foundation, the tombstone likely comes from the old Laurel Hill cemetery. Here's the quote: "In the 1940s, The Great Highway was threatened once again. This time the problem was at Rivera Street. Instead of constructing another seawall, a makeshift revetment made of tombstones was dumped on the beach. The gravestones came from the Laurel Hill cemetery after it had recently closed due to pressure from developers." Here is a PDF of the full paper. http://bit.ly/J8yEP7
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