San Francisco, California
July 26, 2001
Headstones and monuments in the cemetery date back to around the 1830s - this was the first municipal Victorian cemetery in America. The Friends of Mt. Hope Cemetery have a map and guide available at the entrance to the cemetery, that points out graves of significance: Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass are among the most famous residents of Mt. Hope, along with many others that contributed to the history of the area.
If you're as fascinated by this place as I and many others have been, a book of black-and-white photographs, history, explanation of symbolism and monuments provides a great memory of this area. It's often hard to convince people just how wonderful and fascinating a cemetery can be, but this one is sure to change your mind.
From journal Not a suburb of NYC