It's Great To Be Alive in Colma

Visiting the grave of Emperor Norton, a colorful local San Francisco celebrity who in 1859 proclaimed himself Emperor of the United States.

If you're a San Franciscan and you're dead, chances are your eternal resting place is in Colma. Colma, located just south of San Francisco, is the city's necropolis, a web of cemeteries and florists and headstone carvers. For every living resident of Colma, there are thousands of dead ones.

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