Friday, October 16, 2009

Live Oak Cemetary


The  Live Oak Cemetery is a very very old graveyard...One Hundred and Forty five years old !  It was Donated by Don Salvio Pacheco in 1865 to be used for the families of this Valley...Most of you probably dont know its location as it is now strangely hidden inside a tract of homes much like a famous old movie  ... The old graveyard is up on the hill behind Clayton Valley High School we used to go up there as kids but it is now under lock and key and considered a local Treasure..My sister has a friend named Tina who was actualy  burried in this Cemetery back in the seventies, but they stopped using this Graveyard shortly after that....If you click on the picture of the monument you will see the many names of the Founding families of our Great  City so many years ago...

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

claycord did a whole series on live oak you should check it out. they even went to a clean up day.

Atticus Thraxx said...

Cool blog Smokey. Looks like a lot of work. I'm loyal to Claycord, but I'll stop by and comment here and there if that's ok. Young lady riding up Mt.Diablo kin to ya?

Smokey said...

Hey atticus thanks , no the girl in video is from a video search I did on you tube for Mt Diablo I just thought it was some cool local footage so I put it up. I do know a guy that can and does ride up to the summit 3 times in 1 day ...This is just to qualify for some other Bicycling event he does...

Mr. Mayor said...

Atticus, you rule!

Smokey, your blog is lookin' good, keep it up buddy!

Live Oak Cemetery has been a big subject on CLAYCORD for a while now, the graveyard is actually a dump (sorry to say), but once or twice a year they have a clean-up day, which Apollo and I attended. It was good, but the headstones and the rest of the cemetery is in such bad shape. Somebody even found a bone from a sunken in grave (no lie).

Anyway, I've written a bunch of stories about this place, here's one about the clean-up we attended....

http://claycord.blogspot.com/2007/09/claycord-invades-live-oak-cemetery.html