Rehearsing Euripides Fragement (Aquatic Park)

rehearsing Euripides, aquatic park, san francisco

Val Sinkler rehearsing a Euripides Fragment in Aquatic Park…

In 1902, it became illegal to bury new bodies in the city
By 1921, the bodies were being moved en masse to Colma
By 1941 nearly all of San Francisco’s cemeteries were gone

Most of the city’s early dead
that filled the early cemeteries were loners
miners and immigrants

These bodies ended up in mass graves in Colma,
and their tombstones were put in the city’s rubble pile
to be used in building projects within the city

Aquatic Park
a WPA project started in 1936
is made up of these tombstones
harvested from the relocation of the city’s cemeteries
to Colma between 1914 and 1941

Rehearsing Euripides