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Sidewalk Graves

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San Diego, California

El Campo Santo (The Holy Field) Cemetery is on the same San Diego street as the notoriously haunted Whaley House. The old Catholic cemetery (1849-1897) contains the graves and remains of 477 people, including a few local dignitaries. It used to be much larger. To make way for progress, and a street railway, bodies were moved, or just paved over...

There's a historical marker for the cemetery, interesting tombstones (most made of wood), and then there's those poor souls trapped under the sidewalk, which a later historical marker number as twenty. You can also spot small circular bronze plaques labeled "Grave Site" in places in the cement.

Sidewalk Graves

El Campo Santo Cemetery

2410 San Diego Ave., San Diego, CA
El Campo Santo Cemetery. Touristy area, between San Diego Ave. and Linwood St.
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