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.

Toyland Tinman

The Sabol Service Tin Man was built in 1941, inspired by the 1939 film classic The Wizard of Oz. Originally, it was to be used in a local parade which was cancelled due to the attack on Pearl Harbor 75 years ago today on December 7.