March 2014 - San Diego CA
As one of the oldest cemeteries in southern California, El Campo Santo (which means "The Holy Field" in Spanish), this little cemetery contains the remains of pioneering San Diego families. One of the graves here is that of Yankee Jim Robinson, who was hanged at the site of the famously haunted Whaley House, just two blocks away.
477 bodies were buried in El Campo Santo, but not all of them stayed within the walls of the cemetery.
Some of the graves near the front wall have lovely geranium bushes growing over them; even in the winter they still retained some of their fuchsia blooms.
In the late 1880s a horse-drawn streetcar track was built through part of the cemetery. The road later became San Diego Avenue. In 1942 it was finally paved over, leaving as many as 18 graves under the street and sidewalk. These are marked by small brass plates reading "GRAVE SITE".
Interesting as I had never heard the name Hanora until a few months ago when researching my maternal great great grandparents and discovered her name was Hanora.