|Santa Cruz Island|
Santa Barbara County
|Cemetery notes and/or description:|
Plans for the creation of a cemetery surrounding the Chapel of the Holy Cross on Santa Cruz Island were formulated by Carey Stanton in the early 1970's. Preparatory for the May 3, 1972, Feast of the Holy Cross, stored lengths of 19th century island-made wrought iron fencing from the Caire era were restored. This intricately detailed ironwork, topped with its welcoming pineapples, was installed to form the parameter of the cemetery. Today, within its confines, 17 people and at least six ranch dogs have been interred. Of these, the human plots fall into four distinct categories: historic island burials transfered from other island locations (2 people); historic mainland burials transferred to the island cemetery (9 people); curials in the island cemetery at the time of death (3 people); and cenotaphs-tombs erected in honor of persons whose remains are elsewhere (3 People).
From the Chapel of the Holy Cross 1891-1991 Santa Cruz Island, Edited by Marla Daily, Santa Cruz Island Foundation.