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In 2004, Betty Wade uncovered grave of her grandfather, early Oakland settler James W. Walker, who died at age 37 in the 1918 flu epidemic.

Oakland tops grant list for historic cemetery care

Wednesday, Sep. 30, 2020 |

In 2004, Betty Wade uncovered grave of her grandfather, early Oakland settler James W. Walker, who died at age 37 in the 1918 flu epidemic.

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In 2004, graves were discovered with tributes to the African culture, including shell ‘towers’ and pottery.

Wednesday, Sep. 30, 2020 |

In 2004, graves were discovered with tributes to the African culture, including shell ‘towers’ and pottery.

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In 2004, volunteers discovered metal pipes placed deep into the ground and rising about 3 feet above. In an African burial tradition, people added these pipes so they could talk to their deceased relatives.

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In 2004, volunteers discovered metal pipes placed deep into the ground and rising about 3 feet above. In an African burial tradition, people added these pipes so they could talk to their deceased relatives.

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Some gravesites were identified only by a metal marker.

Wednesday, Sep. 30, 2020 |

Some gravesites were identified only by a metal marker.

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Graves were discovered with tributes to the African culture, including shell ‘towers’ and pottery.

Wednesday, Sep. 30, 2020 |

Graves were discovered with tributes to the African culture, including shell ‘towers’ and pottery.

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In 2004, gravesites were found among the trees.

Wednesday, Sep. 30, 2020 |

In 2004, gravesites were found among the trees.

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Some gravesites were identified only by a metal marker.

Wednesday, Sep. 30, 2020 |

Some gravesites were identified only by a metal marker.

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Wednesday, Sep. 30, 2020 |

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Some gravesites were identified only by a metal marker.

Wednesday, Sep. 30, 2020 |

Some gravesites were identified only by a metal marker.

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In 2004, gravesites were found among the trees.

Wednesday, Sep. 30, 2020 |

In 2004, gravesites were found among the trees.

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