History Blog

Grave Matters: From Graveyards to Memorial Parks

What is the difference between a graveyard, cemetery, memorial park, and mausoleum?

For the San Diego History Center’s third and last installment of “Grave Matters: San Diego’s Relationship with Death,” we explore these differences and the history behind Mount Hope Cemetery, Greenwood Memorial Park, and the first mausoleum built by the Benbough family.

All images are from the San Diego History Center Photograph Collection. 
Further research on this topic is available at the San Diego History Center Research Library and Archives.

From Patties To Patronage

On December 16, a new docudrama, The Founder, hits theaters in limited markets. The film, written by Robert Seigel and directed by John Lee Hancock, showcases the life story of Ray Kroc, the man who made McDonald’s an American institution.