God's Acre
Alhambra Cemetery, Martinez
Doug Scott

GOD’S ACRE
POTTER’S FIELD AT ALHAMBRA CEMETERY HERE, MARKED BY NUMBERED HEADSTONES
THE SIZE OF BREAD LOAVES,  ARE BURIED OVER 600 POOR AND UNKNOWN EARLY
PIONEERS OF CALIFORNIA AND MARTINEZ. THE EARLIEST KNOWN BURIAL WAS IN 1853
AND THEY CONTINUED UNTIL THE EARLY 2OTH CENTURY. AMONG THOSE BURIED
HERE ARE CHINESE, MEXICANS, IRISH, SCOTS, CLAMPERS OF OLD, AND NATIVE
CALIFORNIANS, ALL OF WHOM PLAYED A VITAL ROLE IN THE SHAPING OF OUR GREAT STATE.
MAY THEY CONTINUE TO REST IN PEACE.

DEDICATED JULY 30TH, 2005 BY THE
ALHAMBRA CEMETERY COMMISSION, MARTINEZ HISTORICAL SOCIETY, AND
JOAQUIN MURRIETA CHPT. 13 E CLAMPUS VITUS