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Rose Hill Cemetery

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PROCES S CCEES PPRROOO PR CSESSS S PPRROOCCEESSS S CHLORC LR OHRLO INHHECLLHO C RCIINHEILNOERRININE C EDO EEDDED E ED N E Photo: Photo:Bob BobKanagaki Kanagaki Photo: Bob Bob Kanagaki Kanagaki Photo: Photo: Bob Kanagaki Photo: Bob Bob Kanagaki Kanagaki Photo: Photo: Courtesy of Tony Dunleavy & Zelma Myrick Photo: Photo: Courtesy of Tony Dunleavy Zelma Myrick Photo:Courtesy Courtesyof ofTony TonyDunleavy Dunleavy&& &Zelma ZelmaMyrick Myrick Photo: Courtesy Courtesy of of Tony Tony Dunleavy Dunleavy && Zelma Zelma Myrick Myrick Photo: Photo: Nancy McKay Photo: Nancy Nancy McKay McKay Photo: Photo: Nancy Nancy McKay McKay Photo: Among remnants ofof bygone era are are Amongthe theremnants ofthat thatbygone bygoneera remnants eraera Among the remnants that bygone era areare Among the remnants of that bygone the pilesofof ofwaste exotic plants, plants, themines, mines,piles wasterock, rock,exotic exotic plants, the mines, piles waste rock, exotic plants, the mines, piles of waste rock, exotic plants, Cemetery. and Rose Hill Cemetery. and Rose Hill Cemetery. and Rose Hill Cemetery. and Rose Hill Cemetery. Alvinza and chief AlvinzaHayward, Hayward,president presidentand andchief chief Alvinza Hayward, president chief Alvinza Hayward, president and chief stockholder ofthe the Company, stockholderofof BlackDiamond DiamondCompany, theBlack Company, stockholder the Black Diamond Company, stockholder of the Black Diamond Company, where cemetery located. ownedthe theland landwhere wherethe thecemetery cemeteryisisis islocated. owned owned the land where the cemetery located. owned the land where the cemetery is located. When his entire fortune fortune WhenHayward Haywarddied diedinin in1904, 1904,his hisentire entire When Hayward died entire fortune When Hayward died 1904, in 1904, his entire fortune went hisonly onlychild and her husband wenttoto tohis childEmma Emmaand andher herhusband husband went his only child Emma her husband went to his only child Emma and her husband (hence Rose Hill). AndrewRose Rose(hence (hencethe thename nameRose RoseHill). Hill). Andrew Andrew Rose (hence the name Rose Hill). Andrew Rose (hence the name Rose Hill). InIn Emma the cemetery to Inthe the1940s, 1940s,Emma deededthe thecemetery Emmadeeded cemeteryto the 1940s, Emma deeded cemetery to to In the 1940s, Emma deeded the cemetery Contra County. East Bay Regional ContraCosta CostaCounty. TheEast EastBay County.The BayRegional Regional Contra Costa County. The Bay Regional Contra Costa County. The East Bay Regional Park acquired Cemetery ParkDistrict Districtacquired RoseHill HillCemetery acquiredRose Cemetery Park District acquired Rose Hill Cemetery Park District acquired Rose Hill Cemetery 1973. andmuch muchofof ofthe thesurrounding surroundingland landinin in1973. 1973. and and much the surrounding land in 1973. and much of the surrounding land in 1973. From From the the early early 1860s 1860s to to the the turn turn of of the the From the early 1860s to the turn of the From the early 1860s toto the turn ofof the From the early 1860s the turn the From the early 1860s to the turn of the twentieth twentieth century, century, the the Mount Mount Diablo Diablo Coal Coal twentieth century, the Mount Diablo Coal Field twentieth century, the Mount Diablo Coal Field twentieth century, the Mount Diablo Coal Field twentieth century, the Mount Diablo Coal Field was was the the largest largest coal coal mining mining area area in California. in California. was the largest coal mining area California. was the largest coal mining area ininin California. was the largest coal mining area California. was the largest coal mining area in California. Rose Rose Hill Hill Cemetery Cemetery was was established established as as aaaaa Rose Hill Cemetery was established as Rose Hill Cemetery was established asas Rose Hill Cemetery was established Rose Hill Cemetery was established as a Protestant Protestant cemetery cemetery serving serving the the five five towns towns Protestant cemetery serving the five towns Protestant cemetery serving the five towns Protestant cemetery serving the five towns Protestant cemetery serving the five towns in in the coal coal field: field: Nortonville, Nortonville, Somersville, Somersville, in the coal field: Nortonville, Somersville, ininthe the coal field: Nortonville, Somersville, the coal field: Nortonville, Somersville, in the coal field: Nortonville, Somersville, Stewartville, Stewartville, West West Hartley, Hartley, and and Judsonville. Judsonville. Stewartville, West Hartley, and Judsonville. Stewartville, West Hartley, and Judsonville. Stewartville, West Hartley, and Judsonville. Stewartville, West Hartley, and Judsonville. Many Many residents residents were were buried buried in neighboring in neighboring Many residents were buried neighboring Many residents were buried ininin neighboring Many residents were buried neighboring Many residents were buried in neighboring community community cemeteries. cemeteries. community cemeteries. community cemeteries. community cemeteries. community cemeteries. When When the the coal coal mines mines closed closed in the in the early early 20th 20th When the coal mines closed the early 20th When the coal mines closed ininin the early 20th When the coal mines closed the early 20th When the coal mines closed in the early 20th century, century, many many of the ofthe the buildings buildings were were dismantled dismantled century, many the buildings were dismantled century, many ofofof the buildings were dismantled century, many buildings were dismantled century, many of the buildings were dismantled and and moved moved to nearby to nearby communities. communities. Others Others and moved to nearby communities. Others and moved toto nearby communities. Others and moved nearby communities. Others and moved to nearby communities. Others were were eventually eventually destroyed destroyed by by fire fire or or vandals. vandals. were eventually destroyed by fire or vandals. were eventually destroyed by fire or vandals. were eventually destroyed by fire or vandals. were eventually destroyed by fire or vandals. Photo:Deane DeaneLittle Little Photo: Photo: Deane Little Photo: Deane Little Rose Rose Hill 2000 HillCemetery, Cemetery,2000 2000 Rose Rose Hill Cemetery, 2000 Rose Hill Cemetery, 2000 Rose Rose Hill Hill Cemetery, Cemetery, 1938 1938 Rose Hill Cemetery, 1938 Rose Hill Cemetery, 1938 Rose Hill Cemetery, 1938 Rose Hill Cemetery, 1938 Rose Rose Hill Hill Cemetery—A Cemetery—A Brief Rose Hill Cemetery—A Brief History Rose Hill Cemetery—A Brief History Rose Hill Cemetery—A Brief History Rose Hill Cemetery—A Brief History and Adults prone to deadly andtyphoid. typhoid.Adults werealso alsoprone proneto Adultswere todeadly deadly and typhoid. Adults were also to deadly and typhoid. Adults were also prone todied deadly illnesses and and accidents. accidents. A number of of men men died illnesses A number of accidents. men died illnesses and accidents. A number men died illnesses and accidents. Asome number of men inininmining accidents, accidents, while women women died died mining whilesome some women accidents, dieddied mining accidents, while women died in mining accidents, while some women died during childbirth. during childbirth. during childbirth. during childbirth. Over years,burials burials documented Overthe theyears, havebeen beendocumented documented burialshave Over the years, burials have been documented Over the years, burials have been documented bybythe presence of of photographs photographs the presence gravestone, photographs ofa agravestone, by the presence of a gravestone, photographs by the presence of a gravestone, photographs showing missing missing gravestones, gravestones, family history showing gravestones, familyhistory history showing missing gravestones, family history showing missing gravestones, familyand history accounts, historic historic newspaper newspaper articles, articles, and accounts, newspaper articles, and accounts, historic newspaper articles, and accounts, historic newspaper articles, and bybycomparing previous cemetery cemetery comparingprevious incomplete cemetery previousincomplete by comparing previous incomplete cemetery by comparing previous incomplete cemetery between 1954. listscompiled compiledbetween between1922 1922and and1954. 1954. lists lists compiled between 1922 and 1954. lists compiled between 1922 and 1954. Although Although no original no original records records have have been been located located Although no original records have been located Although no original records have been located Although no original records have been located Although no original records have been located for the for the cemetery, cemetery, itititisis isbelieved believed that that there there are are for the cemetery, ititisbelieved is believed that there are for the cemetery, believed that there are for the cemetery, that there are for the cemetery, it is believed that there are at least at least 235 235 burials burials at Rose at Rose Hill. Hill. The The cemetery cemetery at least 235 burials at Rose Hill. The cemetery at least 235 burials at Rose Hill. The cemetery at least 235 burials at Rose Hill. The cemetery at least 235 burials at Rose Hill. Theand cemetery was was primarily primarily used used between between the the 1860s 1860s and 1900, 1900, was primarily used between the 1860s and 1900, was primarily used between the 1860s and 1900, was primarily used between the 1860s and 1900, was primarily used between the 1860s and the 1900, withwith most most burials burials occurring occurring in the in the 1870s 1870s when when the with most burials occurring in the 1870s when the with most burials occurring in the 1870s when the with most burials occurring in the 1870s when the with most burials occurring inpeak the 1870s when the towns’ towns’ populations populations were were at their attheir their peak and and disease disease towns’ populations were their peak and disease towns’ populations were atatat their peak and disease towns’ populations were peak and disease towns’ were populations were at their peak and disease outbreaks outbreaks were common. common. outbreaks were common. outbreaks were common. outbreaks were common. outbreaks were common. Many Many of those of those buried buried in Rose inRose Rose Hill Hill Cemetery Cemetery Many those buried Rose Hill Cemetery Many ofofof those buried ininin Rose Hill Cemetery Many those buried Hill Cemetery Many of those buried in Rose Hill Cemetery were were children, children, a a large number number of whom of whom died died from from were children, a large number whom died from were children, a alarge large number ofofof whom died from were children, large number whom died from weresuch children, ascarlet large number of whom died from diseases diseases such as scarlet asscarlet scarlet fever, fever, smallpox, smallpox, diphtheria, diphtheria, diseases such fever, smallpox, diphtheria, diseases such asasas scarlet fever, smallpox, diphtheria, diseases such fever, smallpox, diphtheria, diseases such as scarlet fever, smallpox, diphtheria, Notable Burials Notable Burials Notable Burials Notable Burials in Hill Cemetery inRose Rose Hill Cemetery Rose Hill Cemetery Cemetery in Rose Hill Cemetery ••Earliest was Earliestknown knownburial burial with gravestone was Earliest known burial with was burialwith withaaagravestone agravestone gravestone was • Earliest known burial with a gravestone was Elizabeth died February 1865 (Plot 81). ElizabethRichmond; Richmond; died February 1865 (Plot Elizabeth Richmond; died February 1865 (Plot 81). Richmond; died February 1865 (Plot 81).81). Elizabeth Richmond; died February 1865 (Plot • Youngest knownperson personwas wasthe theone oneday dayold old Youngest known known person was the one day old • Youngest known person was the one day oldold • Youngest known person was the one day unnamed and Elizabeth daughter of Thomas H. and Elizabeth unnamed daughter Thomas H. and Elizabeth unnameddaughter daughterofof ofThomas ThomasH. H. and Elizabeth unnamed daughter of Thomas H. and Elizabeth Jenkins and was buried diedApril April15, 15, 1880 and was buried Jenkins who who died died April 15, 1880 and was buried Jenkins who died April 15,1880 1880 and was buried Jenkins who died April 15, 1880 and was buried with (Plot 9). with her father (Plot 9). withher herfather father(Plot (Plot9). 9). with her father (Plot 9). old, was Ruth knownperson, person,atat at81 81 years old, was Ruth ••Oldest Oldest known person, 81 years old, was Ruth Oldestknown 81years years old, was Ruth • Oldest known person, at 81 years old, was Ruth French who died on 11, 1874 (Plot 115). who dieddied onSeptember September 11, 1874 (Plot French who died on September 11, 1874 (Plot 115). French September 11, 1874 (Plot 115). French who on September 11, 1874 (Plot 115). T.T. Davis recentknown knownburial burial was William T. Davis ••Most Most recent known burial was William Davis Mostrecent burialwas wasWilliam William T. Davis • Most recent known burial was William T. Davis who inin the Davis diedin 1954and andwas wasburied buried in the Davis who died inin1954 1954 and was buried the Davis whodied buried in the Davis who died in 1954 and was buried in the Davis family plot (Plot 104). plotplot (Plot(Plot 104). family plot (Plot 104). family family 104). Photo: Deane Little Photographer unknown unknown Photographer Photographer unknown Photographer unknown unknown Photographer Photographer unknown Photographer unknown Photo: Photo: Bob Bob Kanagaki Kanagaki Photo: Photo:Bob BobKanagaki Kanagaki Photo: Bob Kanagaki Photo: Karen Terhune Photo: Karen Terhune Photo:Karen KarenTerhune Terhune Photo: Photo: Karen Terhune 11/19/14 4:31 PM 11/19/14 4:31 PM 11/19/14 4:31 PM 11/19/14 4:31 PM 11/19/14 11/19/14 4:31 PM 4:31 PM ww ww.ebparks.org w.ebparks.org w w.ebparks.org www w.ebparks.org ww.ebparks.org w w.ebparks.org ED11122014 ED11122014 ED11122014 ED11122014 ED11122014 ED REEEE FRF EE FRREEEE FFR East Bay Regional Park District East Bay Regional Park District East Bay Regional Park District East Bay Regional Park District East Bay Regional District 2950 Peralta Oaks Court 2950 Peralta Oaks Court 2950 Peralta Oaks Court 2950 Peralta Oaks Court 2950 Peralta P.O.P.O. BoxBox 5381 P.O. Box 5381 P.O. Box 5381 5381 P.O. 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Rose Hill Cemetery, circa 1939. Rose Hill Cemetery, circa 1939. Rose Cemetery, circa 1939. Rose Hill 1939. Black Diamond Mines Black Diamond Mines Black Diamond Mines Diamond Mines Black Black Diamond Mines Mines Regional Preserve Regional Preserve RegionalPreserve Preserve Regional Preserve Regional Rose Rose Hill RoseHill Hill Hill Rose Hill Cemetery Cemetery Cemetery Cemetery People People Interred Interred People Interred People Interred People Interred People Interred Help Preserve History Help Preserve History Preserve History Help Preserve History Help Preserve History EE FR RoseRose Hill Cemetery 11-12-2014.indd 1 Hill Brochure 11-12-2014.indd 1111 1 Rose Hill Cemetery Brochure 11-12-2014.indd Rose HillCemetery Cemetery Brochure 11-12-2014.indd Rose Rose Hill Cemetery HillBrochure Cemetery Brochure Brochure 11-12-2014.indd 11-12-2014.indd Text: Text: Traci Parent and and Traci Parent Text: Traci Parent and Text: Traci Parent Text: Text: Traci Traci Parent Parent and and KevinKevin Damstra Kevin Damstra Kevin Damstra Kevin KevinDamstra Damstra Damstra If you or anyone youyou know ever visited IfIfIfyou or ever visited you or anyone you know Ifyou you ororanyone anyone anyone you youknow know know ever ever visited visited Rose Hill Cemetery prior to 1973, Rose Hill Cemetery prior to 1973, Rose Hill Cemetery prior to Rose RoseHill HillCemetery Cemeteryprior prior to 1973, 1973, before it became part of before it became part of before it became part before beforeititbecame became part of of Black Diamond Mines Black Diamond Mines Black Diamond Black Black Diamond Diamond Mines Mines Regional Preserve, Regional Preserve, Regional Regional Regional Preserve, Preserve, andand have photographs, have photographs, and have and andhave havephotographs, photographs, written material, or or written material, written material, or written written material, or information to share information to information information information to toshare share share regarding individuals regarding individuals regarding regarding regarding individuals individuals buried there, please buried there, buried there, please buried buriedthere, there,please please contact the staff at contact the staff atat contact the staff Black contact contact the staffBlack atBlack Black Diamond Mines. TheThe Diamond Mines. Diamond Diamond Diamond Mines. Mines. The The return of gravestones return of return of return return of ofgravestones gravestones gravestones is gladly appreciated, isisisisgladly appreciated, gladly appreciated, gladly gladly appreciated, no no questions asked. questions asked. no questions asked. no noquestions questions asked. Help us preserve Rose HillHill Cemetery andand respect Help us preserve Rose Help usus Help us preserve Rose Hill Cemetery Help preserve preserve Rose Rose Hill HillCemetery Cemetery Cemetery and andrespect respect respect those buried here by not walking, standing, those buried those buried those buried here by not walking, those buriedhere here hereby bybynot not notwalking, walking, walking,standing, standing, standing, or sitting on the gravestones. They are precious or sitting on the sitting on oror sitting on the gravestones. They sitting on the thegravestones. gravestones. gravestones.They They Theyare are areprecious precious precious artifacts that should be protected for future artifacts that should be protected for future artifacts that should be protected for future artifacts that should be artifacts that should beprotected protected for future generations. ForFor the protection of gravestones, generations. the of generations. generations. For the protection of generations. For For the theprotection protection protection ofofgravestones, gravestones, gravestones, no no rubbings are permitted. rubbings are permitted. rubbings nono rubbings are permitted. rubbings are are permitted. permitted. Although many ofmany the trees intrees the cemetery Although many of trees in cemetery Although many of the trees in the cemetery Although many ofthe thethe trees inthe thethe Although of trees in the in cemetery cemetery grew old and died, a few of the original grew old and died, aaafew of original grew old and died, few of the original grew oldold andand died, few ofthe thethe original grew died, few a few of the of original original plantings have survived. plantings have survived. plantings have survived. plantings have survived. plantings have survived. LikeLike theLike abandoned mining townsites, Rose Hill the abandoned mining townsites, Rose Hill Like the abandoned mining townsites, Rose Like thethe abandoned mining Hill townsites, abandoned mining mining townsites, townsites, Rose Rose Hill Cemetery contains several plant species which Cemetery contains several plant species which Cemetery contains several plant species Cemetery contains several which plant Cemetery contains several several plant plant species species which which hadhad been imported from foreign lands. Some been imported from foreign lands. Some had been imported from foreign lands. Some hadhad been imported from foreign been imported from from foreign foreign lands. lands. Some Some plants may have been introduced for practical plants may have been introduced for practical plants may have been introduced forfor practical plants may have been introduced plants may have been introduced introduced for practical practical usesuses such as shade, while others may have been such as shade, while others may have been uses such as shade, while others may have been uses such as shade, while others uses such as shade, while while others others may may have have been planted in the cemetery for their symbolic value. planted in cemetery for their symbolic value. planted in the cemetery for their symbolic planted inthe the cemetery forfor their value. planted in the cemetery cemetery for their their symbolic symbolic value. value. Exotic Plantings Exotic Plantings Exotic Plantings Exotic Plantings Exotic Plantings For more information onon more information on For more information on For more information For more Rose Hill Cemetery, please contact Cemetery, contact RoseHill HillCemetery, Cemetery,please please contact Rose contact Rose Hill Cemetery, please a Black Diamond Mines Naturalist. Diamond Mines Naturalist. Black Diamond Mines Naturalist. aaaBlack Diamond Mines Naturalist. Black Diamond Naturalist. Park Park Rangers Rangers installing installing thethe repaired Park Rangers installing repaired installing the repaired Park Rangers installing the repaired Park Rangers installing the repaired gravestone gravestone of of Sarah of Sarah Norton. Norton. gravestone Norton. gravestone of Sarah Norton. gravestone ofSarah gravestone of Sarah Norton. Gravesites and Gravestones Gravesites and Gravestones Gravesites and Gravestones Gravestones Gravesites and Gravestones Of cemetery, only about Ofall allthe theburials burialsinin in the cemetery, only about all burials the cemetery, only about inthe the cemetery, only about Ofthe all the burials in the cemetery, only about 80 were 80gravestones gravestonesremain remain today. Gravestones were gravestones remain today. Gravestones were remaintoday. today.Gravestones Gravestones were 80 gravestones remain today. Gravestones were expensive shared them. expensiveand andmany many family and friends shared them. expensive and many family and friends shared them. manyfamily familyand andfriends friends shared them. expensive and many family and friends shared them. Some marked with wood oror were Somegravesites gravesiteswere were marked with wood or were Some gravesites were marked with wood were were marked with wood or were Some gravesites were marked with wood or were not notmarked markedat atall. all. not marked at all. not marked at all. The cemetery are Themajority majorityof ofgravestones gravestonesinin in the cemetery are The majority of gravestones the cemetery are inthe the cemetery areare The majority gravestones of gravestones in the cemetery marble. ofof the marble.In thelate late 1890s, the invention of the marble. InInthe the late 1890s, the invention the late1890s, 1890s,the theinvention invention of thethe marble. In the late 1890s, the invention of pneumatic carving granite easier and pneumaticdrill drillmade made carving granite easier and pneumatic drill made carving granite easier and made carving granite easier andand pneumatic drill made carving granite easier ititbecame with many becamethe thematerial material of choice. As with many became the material choice. As with many materialofof ofchoice. choice.As As with many it became the material of choice. As with many cemeteries inin Rose Hill cemeteriesof ofthe thetime, time, gravestones in Rose Hill cemeteries of the time, gravestones Rose Hill time,gravestones gravestones in Rose Hill cemeteries of the time, gravestones in Rose Hill Cemetery with the belief Cemeterywere wereplaced placed to face east, with the belief Cemetery were placed to face east, with the belief placedto toface faceeast, east, with the belief Cemetery were placed to face east, with the belief that byby the rising thatthe thedeceased deceasedwould would be greeted by the rising that the deceased would be greeted the rising wouldbe begreeted greeted by the rising that the deceased would be greeted by the rising sun sunwhen whenResurrection Resurrection Day comes. sun when Resurrection Day comes. ResurrectionDay Daycomes. comes. sun when Resurrection Day comes. AAAvariety on the grave variety of motifs appear on the variety motifs appear on the grave varietyofof ofmotifs motifsappear appear on the grave A variety of motifsmay appear on the grave stones. symbolize stones. The images may symbolize stones. The images may symbolize stones.The Theimages images may symbolize stones. The images may symbolize many express many things. Willows express many things. Willows express manythings. things.Willows Willows express many things. Willows express sorrow. vines sorrow. Grapes and vines sorrow. Grapes and vines sorrow.Grapes Grapesand and vines sorrow. Christ. Grapes and vines represent Scalloped represent Scalloped represent Christ. Scalloped representChrist. Christ. Scalloped represent Christ. Scalloped shells journey shells depict one’s journey shells depict one’s journey shellsdepict depictone’s one’s journey shellslife. depict one’s journey through children are through Young children through life. Young children are throughlife. life.Young Young children are through life. Young children are symbolized lambs or rose symbolized with lambs or symbolized with lambs or rose symbolizedwith with lambs or rose symbolized with lambs or rose buds “nipped inin the buds that were “nipped in buds that were “nipped the budsthat thatwere were “nipped in the buds that were “nipped in the bud” was beginning. bud” just as life was beginning. bud” just life was beginning. bud”just justasas aslife life was beginning. bud” just as life was beginning. Other Other motifs represent Other motifs represent Othermotifs motifsrepresent represent Other motifs represent membership membership in fraternal membership fraternal membershipinin infraternal fraternal membership in fraternal organizations as the organizations such as the organizations such as the organizationssuch such as the organizations such as the Masons Fellows. Masons or Odd Fellows. Masons or Odd Fellows. Masonsor orOdd Odd Fellows. Masons or Odd Fellows. Vandalism and and Vandalism Vandalism and Vandalism and Current Preservation Preservation Preservation Current Preservation Current Preservation Current Preservation Over Over the the years, years, vandalism vandalism almost destroyed Over the years, vandalism almost destroyed vandalism almost destroyed Over the years, vandalism almost destroyed Over the years, vandalism almost destroyed Rose Rose Hill Hill Cemetery. Cemetery. Prior Prior to to the area becoming Rose Hill Cemetery. Prior area becoming Cemetery. Prior to the area becoming Rose Hill Cemetery. Prior tothe the area becoming Rose Hill Cemetery. Prior to the area becoming a Regional Regional Preserve, Preserve, thethe road road to the cemetery a Regional Preserve, the road to the cemetery Preserve, the road to the cemetery a Regional Preserve, the road to the cemetery a Regional Preserve, the road to the cemetery remained remained open, open, allowing allowing unrestricted unrestricted access remained open, allowing unrestricted access allowing unrestricted access remained open, allowing unrestricted access remained open, allowing unrestricted access toto thethe site. site. It was It was during during thisthis time that much to the site. It was during this time that much was during this time that much to the site. It was during this time that much to the site. It was during this time that much ofof of the the vandalism vandalism occurred. occurred. Some visitors broke the vandalism occurred. Some visitors broke occurred. Some visitors broke of the vandalism occurred. Some visitors broke of the vandalism occurred. Some visitors broke oror stole stole gravestones gravestones andand ironiron fencing. Wooden or stole gravestones and iron fencing. Wooden gravestones and iron fencing. Wooden or stole gravestones and iron fencing. Wooden or stole gravestones and iron fencing. Wooden fences fences andand markers markers were were ravaged by by both vandals fences and markers were ravaged vandals markers were ravaged by both vandals fences and markers were ravaged byboth both vandals fences and markers were ravaged by both vandals and and fires fires that that swept swept through through thethe area. and fires that swept through area. swept through the area. and fires that swept through the area. and fires that swept through the area. ByBy By 1973, 1973, when when thethe the East East BayBay Bay Regional Regional Park Park District District 1973, when East Regional Park District the East Bay Regional Park District By 1973, when the East Bay By 1973, when the East Bay Regional Park District acquired acquired Rose Rose Hill, Hill, concerned concerned individuals individuals hadhad had acquired Rose Hill, concerned individuals Hill, concerned individuals had acquired Rose Hill, concerned acquired Rose Hill, concerned individuals had already already begun begun securing securing broken broken gravestones gravestones to to already begun securing broken gravestones to securing broken gravestones to already begun securing broken already begun securing broken gravestones to the the ground ground in concrete in concrete in an in effort an effort to keep to keep them them the ground in in effort to keep them concrete in an effort to keep them the ground inconcrete concrete inan the groundMany inMany concrete effort have tohave keep them in in in the the cemetery. cemetery. Many years years ofinof vandalism ofanvandalism vandalism have cemetery. years Many years of vandalism have inthe the cemetery. Many years in the cemetery. Many years of vandalismby have resulted resulted in in numerous numerous gravesites gravesites marked marked only only by by resulted in gravesites marked only numerous gravesites marked only by resulted innumerous numerous gravesites resulted inonce numerous gravesites marked only by the the bases bases which which once held held the the stones. stones. Some Some graves graves the bases which once held the stones. Some graves once held the stones. Some graves the bases which once held the bases which once held the stones. Some graves areare are marked marked only only by by brick brick enclosures enclosures and and the the marked only by enclosures and the by brick enclosures and the are marked only bybrick brick enclosures are marked only byMany brick enclosures and the occasional occasional iron iron fence. fence. Many Many areare are notnot not marked marked at all. at all. occasional iron fence. marked at all. fence. Many are not marked at all. occasional iron fence. Many occasional iron fence. Many are not marked at all. Rose Rose Hill Hill Cemetery Cemetery is being is being preserved preserved by by the bythe the East East Rose Hill Cemetery isis preserved East Cemetery being preserved by the East Rose Hill Cemetery isbeing being Rose Hill Cemetery is being preservedbrick by the East Bay Bay Regional Regional Pa

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