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The Great Trainwreck of 1907

The Great Trainwreck of 1907

 

I’m a bit late posting my headstone of the week ~ I’ve been in California, seeing family and playing with another GY Rabbit! . . . but Diane told you about that, and I’ll tell you more later.

While in California, I went back to Hermosa Cemetery in Colton to take another picture of a headstone I had photographed and found a monument I had not seen on my last visit.  Another community memorializing a tragic event and honoring those unknown to them.  It impressed me.

I decided this had to be my “Headstone of the Week” for Week 21. 

IN MEMORY OF THOSE WHO PERISHED IN THE GREAT TRAINWRECK
OF THE SUNSET EXPRESS. THIS TRAGEDY OCCURRED IN THE
COLTON RAILROAD YARD MARCH 28, 1907.

AMONG THE TWENTY FOUR WHO DIED EIGHTEEN WERE ITALIAN IMMIGRANTS TRAVELING FROM GENOA, ITALY TO JOBS AWAITING
THEM IN SAN FRANCISCO, SOME OF WHOM ARE BURIED
IN THIS AREA WHERE YOU NOW STAND.
GUISEPPI CANNERATI, GIOVANNI GRAFFO, CIRIACO DELAPINA,
PATOLA FILABERTA, CARLO FACONDINI, DOMINICA GALLA,
FELICE DRUIDI, FRANCISCO BARSI, GUISEFFI L’GURE, LARGE SMITH
AND FIVE ADDITIONAL MALE ITALIANS NAMES UNKNOWN.
RIPOSINO IN PACE
DEDICATED DECEMBER 6, 2007

 

Linda’s Headstone of the Week; Week #21

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. . . and I do mean brief!  I had to photograph this cemetery through a chain-link fence!

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This Pioneer Cemetery is now, as the sign says, A Branch of the San Bernardino County Museum, and as such keeps “Museum hours!”  I was there about 8:45 one Saturday morning early in December.  They were closed and I didn’t have the time (or place to go!) to wait around for them to open.  

I stuck my camera through one of the holes in the chain link fence and took as many good pictures as I could . . .  TWO!

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This is a view of the Museum building and the driveway leading up to it.  I think it would have been interesting to see what was inside. . . . 

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. . .and this is the scope of the cemetery itself!  Looks like a large one, doesn’t it?

I hereby bequeath the exploration of this cemetery to our Graveyard Rabbit close by, Diane!

Go get ’em! and let me know what I missed!

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Hermosa Cemetery, Colton, California

Hermosa Cemetery, Colton, California

Week #8’s headstone of the week is a simple one, and could probably be found in any cemetery throughout the world.  I have no idea who  “PAPA” is or who loved him so much that his given name was simply unnecessary.  I know nothing else about him except for the fact that he is buried in Hermosa Cemetery in Colton, California.

Linda’s Headstone of the Week, Week #8

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