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The Unnameable

I wonder if this isn't the key to what is wrong with San Francisco: they banned burial of the dead within city limits in 1900, and by 1937 most of the cemeteries had been eliminated and the bodies removed. Of course, I'm sure there were sanitary reasons for this, but I can't help but think there is something wrong with a city without a resting place for its dead.

(Via Joe Sherlock's Car Blog, which does not have permalinks.)

Comments (2)

Michael Lonie [TypeKey Profile Page]:

Nah. The problem is that all the weirdos in the country came there, for no discernable reason that I could see. I grew up there. At that time it was a blue-collar ethnic town, heavily Italian and Catholic. Columbus Day was a big event each year. The Bank of America was founded there, but it was originally known as the Bank of Italy and the founder, A. P. Gianninni made a fortune lending to Italian immigrants he knew whom the WASPy elite of the early 20th Century did not trust to repay.

Then the weirdos took over and drove out the sensible blue-collar types and the place has been a dump ever since.

They have a resting place for their dead. It's called Colma.

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