Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Upcoming Event: Old Mission San Luis Obispo Cemetery Tour

Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa c. 1909

Families and individuals are invited to join historian Daniel Krieger this Halloween, Monday, October 31, 2011, at 4:30 P.M., for a free tour of the Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa Old Cemetery.

Meet at the Bridge Street entrance, near the intersection of Beebe and Bridge, in back of the Pacific Coast Center.

You will be taking a look at the last resting places of San Luis Obispo's pioneers Ah Louis, Josefa Carrillo Dana and her husband, William Godwin Dana, Pierre Hypolite Dallidet, and many more final resting places of San Luis Obispo's "gone but not forgotten."

This is a "non-scary" (great for children) look at how graveyards reflect periods of history such as the sentimentality of the Victorian era and the role that the deceased played in the making of our community.

Bring flashlights and wear brightly colored clothes.

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Daniel E. Krieger Ph.D. is Professor Emeritus of history at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, and past president of the California Mission Studies Association. He is the author of TIMES PAST, Historical Features Column, San Luis Obispo County Telegram-Tribune, a weekly column dealing with Central Coast History which has run uninterrupted since January, 1984.

Photo from Wikipedia.

Copyright © by Elizabeth O'Neal

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