San Francisco History

Bush Street Cemetery

Dates of Existence: unknown
Location: between Bush, Sansome and Montgomery streets
Number interred: unknown
Moved to: Yerba Buena Cemetery
"THE CITY’S DEAD. . .Other burials were made on the ground now covered by the Mercantile Library [216 Bush Street], and also on First street. In the year 1850 the city purchased the property now known as the New City Hall ground, which was then on the very outskirts of the city, and dedicated it to burial purposes, naming it Yerba Buena Cemetery. To this retired spot, overgrown with chaparral and wild flowers, and far removed from the turmoil and bustle of the mining camp of 1850, were taken, with confiding assurance of their permanent rest, the earthly remains of the departed. . ."

Source: San Francisco Daily Evening Post. 16 November 1878.


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