Grave Matters: Items of Remembrance

Grave Matters: Items of Remembrance

History Blog (left) Locket (with brown hair inside) made of glass and brass. Used as mourning jewelry in the late 1800s. SDHC #1900.56.44. (right) Watch Fob, c. 1899. Made for donor’s grandfather in Raton, NM, from the hair of Peg Preston Forester (donor’s mother),...
Grave Matters: History Lies Beneath Our Feet!

Grave Matters: History Lies Beneath Our Feet!

History Blog San Diego’s parks and open spaces abound with history underground! Did you know that Henry Fitch, an early American sea captain and trader; Yankee Jim Robinson, a convicted boat thief;  and Father Antonio Ubach,  former religious leader for the Mission...