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  • Although graves were opened and remains removed in the 1920s, the work was sometimes haphazard. Routine excavations on the upper and lower campuses regularly turn up tombstones and funeral hardware like coffin handles. During the 2011 excavations for the LoSchiavo Center for Science and Innovation, approximately 80 gravesites were uncovered, as well as the partial remains of at least three persons who had been buried more than a century before. The remains were respectfully interred at the relocated Masonic Woodlawn Cemetery in Colma. The stones in this exhibit remind us that a city of the dead once existed beneath our feet.

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