Unearth the Mysteries of Those Who Lie Beneath the Oldest Graveyards in the Golden State
In each of California’s 58 counties there are hundreds (and hundreds) of cemeteries, burial sites, and abandoned graveyards, some tucked away behind storefronts or under paved streets. “Burying grounds” are found in neighborhoods, pastures, fields, downtowns, backyards, or deep in the woods. In What Lies Beneath: California Pioneer Cemeteries and Graveyards, author Gail L. Jenner exhumes the stories of these pioneers buried beneath the soil, pavement, and rocks, or under the waters of this state. This guide also provides descriptions of headstone features and symbols, and demystifies the burial traditions used by the Native Americans, Spanish, Chinese immigrants, and early California pioneers and settlers.
Gail L. Jenner is an award-winning author and teacher married to a fourth-generation cattle rancher in Northern California. She has authored several titles for Globe Pequot and TwoDot, including One Room: Schools and Schoolteachers in the Pioneer West; Ankle High and Knee Deep; and Sourdough Biscuits and Pioneer Pies.