CYPRESS LAWN BLOG: His Master’s Voice: Pet Memorials

Memorials for pets are at least as poignant and sentimental as those for humans, which we will soon see. But first, many want to know if your pet can be buried with you. The answer depends on what state you are in and on the meaning of “with.” Most states either have laws specifically prohibiting […]

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Who Are The Three Most Important People Buried At Cypress Lawn? Pick From This List

  This is, of course, a subjective question. What is important? Do we mean the best known? The richest? The most talented? The one who had the largest acclaim during his/her lifetime? The one that did the greatest “good” for humanity? The most influential? And how do you measure influence? I have compiled a diverse […]

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CYPRESS LAWN BLOG: The Devil Is In The Details

There is only one devil (actually a pair) in Cypress Lawn Memorial Park and they reside above ground.

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Fidos and Foo Dogs At Cypress Lawn: The Dog Days Of Spring

  There are no dogs at Cypress Lawn…buried, that is. But here is one for the ages.   This bronze statue was in the back yard of the Gentner home for years. When Anna Lenore Gentner passed away in 2002, her husband had a special tombstone constructed to accommodate the treasure. On the back of […]

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Can You Match The Tombstones To The Celebrities?

Game-Over-Tombstone

Well-known personalities try to sum up their lives in a tombstone witty ditty.

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Bikers, Bullets & Burials

Tales from the underworld..crime and passion…men in uniform…an unsolved mystery…

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“Walk Like An Egyptian”– Egyptomania At Cypress Lawn

    Cypress Lawn is an outdoor museum teeming with Egyptian Revival architecture and design. The style is both ancient and neo-classical and in its day, very trendy. Architects copied the lines, jewelers were inspired by the forms and symbols, and major manufactures produced Egyptian themed clocks, silverware, cigar cutters, vases and even caskets. Many […]

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Final Words For Thought

Found at Cypress Lawn Cemetery

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Last Great Duel In American History

The secluded spot at Lake Merced is a California Registered Historical Landmark. Our combatants in 1859 were no less than a U. S. Senator from California and the former Chief Justice of the California Supreme Court. Dueling was technically against the law but it was an age when honor trumped the law. Their first attempt […]

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