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Lone Mountain (California)

Lone Mountain
Elevation 421 ft (128 m) NAVD 88[1]
Location
Lone Mountain is located in San Francisco County
Lone Mountain
Lone Mountain
Location San Francisco, California
Coordinates [2]
Topo map USGS San Francisco North

Lone Mountain is a hill in west-central San Francisco, California and the site of the private University of San Francisco (USF) – Lone Mountain Campus, which in turn was previously the San Francisco Lone Mountain College for Women. It was once the location of Lone Mountain Cemetery, a complex encompassing the Laurel Hill, Calvary, Masonic, and Odd Fellows Cemeteries.[3]

In the early 20th century, San Francisco voted most of its cemeteries out of existence, ostensibly for public health reasons; after decades of further dispute the transfer of Lone Mountain's forty-seven thousand inhabitants began, primarily to Cypress Lawn Memorial Park in the city of Colma, immediately south of San Francisco. In what writer Harold Gilliam has described as "an act of civic vandalism," thousands of crypts and mausoleums were unearthed, the granite and marble dumped along the Pacific shoreline to reinforce seawalls.[4]

The Spanish name for Lone Mountain was El Divisadero, from the Spanish divisadero, which means a point from which one can look far.[5]

Watercolor (1910) by Alice Brown Chittenden. Tents are remnants of camps set up after the 1906 earthquake.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Lone Mountain, California". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 2014-03-04. 
  2. ^ "Lone Mountain".  
  3. ^ Kastler, Deanna L. "Cemeteries". Encyclopedia of San Francisco. San Francisco Museum & Historical Society. Retrieved 2010-05-22. 
  4. ^ Thompson, Walter J. "In The Shadow of Lone Mountain". San Francisco History. SFgenealogy. Retrieved 2010-05-22. 
  5. ^ "Appendix B: Streets of San Francisco". San Francisco History. San Francisco Genealogy. Retrieved 2103-04-13. 

External links

  • "Photo from Tank Hill towards North showing USF". Flickr. Retrieved 2009-08-20. 
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