Guide to the Evergreen Cemetery Collection – History

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Established in 1858, Evergreen Cemetery was one of the first public gravesites in California. Samuel Bartlett, R.C. Kirby, F.M. Kittridge, and William Cooper founded the cemetery with some of the land donated by Hiram Imus.  The cemetery is divided into five (5) sections: the Old Section (which included a paupers field), the Grand Army of the Republic Section, the Masonic Section, the Chinese Section, and the Extension (added on several years later).