Wyatt Earp is buried in San Francisco?
July 25, 2010
They left their hearts in San Francisco. And their arms. And their legs. And their eyes. And just about every other appendage and organ one can imagine. These are the rich and famous, including Wyatt Earp, who all chose San Francisco as their final resting place. [Chronicle]
William Randolph Hearst (1863-1951) is buried in Cypress Lawn in Colma, in a mausoleum that resembles a small Greek Parthenon. The tomb is unmarked from the outside.
Fans still leave baseballs and bats at the grave of baseball legend Joe DiMaggio (1914-1999) at Holy Cross Cemetery, also in Colma. Edmund G. “Pat” Brown (1905-1996) and assassinated Mayor George Moscone (1929-1978) are nearby.
Activist Harvey Milk (1930-1978) had his ashes buried underneath a plaque on the sidewalk in front of his photography store at 575 Castro Street.
The immaculate grounds of Mountain View Cemetery in Oakland is home to several famous California millionaires, including Douglas Ghirardelli (1817-1894), James Folger (1835-1889) and Kaiser Permanente founder Henry Kaiser (1882-1967).
And, yes, famed lawman Wyatt Earp (1848-1929) is more than O.K. with being buried at the Hills of Eternity in Colma, side by side with his bride Josephine Marcus. Story has it that Marcus was running away from wealthy Jewish parents when she met Earp in the Arizona territory.
Visitors are known to leave bullets and poker chips at Earp’s grave.