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Historic Tour

A quiet stroll through the cemetery evokes memories of such celebrated local as 'Doc' Ricketts, long-time companion of John Steinbeck; Flora Adams, infamous "madame" of Cannery Row; Sam Powers, bronc buster, stagecoach driver, and 17-Mile-Drive gatekeeper; Jack Swan, founder of California's First Theater; William Robinson, Monterey's first sheriff; and Emma Johnson, who took her place in the annals of Monterey history simply because "she was always right."

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Personality: Steve Cochran (1917-1965), actor
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Personality: William D. Robinson (1815-1899), soldier in Mexican War in California and Monterey's first sheriff
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Personality: David Jacks, came to California in 1841 –
also, see Romie, the oldest marker here
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Personality: Jack Swan (1817-1896), built Monterey's First Theater on Pacific Street
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Personality: Sam L. Powers (1854-1937), stagecoach driver, bronc buster, 17-Mile Drive gate keeper
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Personality: Gene Kellogg (1910-1995), artist
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Personality:  Louis Mullgart (1865-1942), architect
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Personality: Flag Pole, also the site of the Parker Family Plot, the largest here
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Personality: Charles Carr (1850-1919), built Ivy House
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Personality: Charles Sumner Greene (1867-1957), architect
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Personality: Emma Johnson (1844-1884), "She was always right!"
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Personality: Constantin Semcheusky (1894-1978), Page to the Czar of Russia
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Personality: Richard Farina (1937-1966), composer, musician, writer
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Personality: Daniel (1839-1928) and Helen (1866-1956) Bruton, mosaic artists from San Francisco
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Personality: Wright (1892-1965), King "Hobo" and Queen "Myang"
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Personality: Chinese House
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Personality: Lakeside Columbarium
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Personality: Old Chinese section (Pre-1900)
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Personality: Tadeusz A. Rudiger (1900-1968), heir to Smirnoff
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Personality: Flora Woods-Adams (1876-1948), madam of Cannery Row
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Personality: Edward W. Cordero (1881-1940), blacksmith
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Personality: Columbarium - Jimmy Hatlo (1897-1963), cartoonist- Edward "Doc" F. Ricketts (1897-1948), Cannery Row marine biologist and friend of John Steinbeck
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Personality: Few Family Plot – The Few Family donated the Council Chamber to the City
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Personality: Matthew W. Bancroft, Marine killed in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan
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Personality: John Craighill Kerby-Miller