Colma in San Mateo County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Mount Olivet Cemetery Office and Streetcar Line
Dedicated January 11, 1986
TOWN OF COLMA
Ancient and Honorable Order
E. CLAMPUS VITUS
Erected 1986 by City of Colma, E. Clampus Vitus.
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
Location. 37° 40.944′ N, 122° 27.385′ W. Marker is in Colma, California, in San Mateo County. Marker can be reached from Hillside Boulevard near F Street. Marker is located at the Colma Historical Museum at Mount Olivet Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1500 Hillside Boulevard, Daly City CA 94014, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow Colma Historical Museum (here, next to this marker); Railroad Semaphore Signal (a few steps from this marker); Old Colma Railroad Station (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Old Colma Railroad Station (within shouting distance of this marker); Colma City Hall (approx. 0.4 miles away); Joe Cavalli – Historical Site (approx. 0.9 miles away); Molloy’s Springs (approx. 0.9 miles away); Where Daly City Started (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Colma.
Also see . . . The End of San Francisco’s “40 Line”. (Submitted on April 27, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
1. The Town of Colma
Incorporated August 5, 1924 under the name "Lawndale". The name was changed to "Colma" in December of 1941 as the U.S.Post Office declared there was already a Lawndale in California. Colma was founded to preserve and protect its dead, since San Francisco had evicted all of their dead and the remains had been relocated to Colma. This took over 30 years to accomplish.
Colma's town motto:
"IT'S GREAT TO BE ALIVE IN COLMA"
— Submitted April 27, 2009, by
2. Mt. Olivet Cemetery Train/Trolley Schedule
Directions were given in 1900 on a card instructing visitors on how to reach the cemetery via train or electric street car.
“The Grand Trunk Railroad train leaves the depot at the foot of Brush Street [San Francisco] at 8:00 A.M., standard time, and arrives at the cemetery at 8:30 A.M. Returning, it leaves Mount Olivet at 9:00 A.M. Round trip, 35 cents.
By electric cars: Passengers coming east on Forest avenue, Gratiot avenue, or the Sherman street line, can make connections with the Mt. Olivet car, under the present system, by transferring from the Sherman street line at the corner of Mt. Elliott and Gratiot avenues at two minutes past the even hour. Transfers should be obtained from the car lines mentioned.
The fare from any part of the city to Mount Olivet Cemetery is 10 cents.”
The Mt. Olivet streetcar had a special carrying rack to bring the funeral mourners and casket to the cemetery. Children were frightened to get on that car. --
— Submitted April 27, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 27, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 2,148 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 27, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. 3. submitted on April 28, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.