San Francisco Call, Volume 72, Number 1, 1 June 1892
Between 1939 and 1941 over 35,000 burials were moved from Laurel Hill Cemetery in San Francisco to Cypress Lawn. In 1950 William Proctor, of the SF Dept of City Planning, wrote a detailed report entitled LOCATION, REGULATION, AND REMOVAL OF CEMETERIES IN THE CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO that covers the removals and the reburials at a cost of over half a million dollars.
Cypress Lawn is one of the cemeteries highlighted in the 2005 PBS special A Cemetery Special. It is available to buy but can also be found on Netflix, Amazon Prime and other Video Streaming websites.
- Cypress Lawn Heritage Foundation (Pay a fee, which includes membership to request records for a burial)
- FindAGrave - Cypress Lawn lists over 179K burials with 18% photographed and cemetery maps.
|Map from Topozone.com|