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San Gabriel Cemetery

Jan 2, 2011

The Patton Cross

This historic cemetery shares a common driveway with the Church of Our Saviour, home to a life-size bronze statue of Gen. George S. Patton in the church courtyard and a stained-glass window inside the church of a tank (yes, this was Patton’s family’s church). Take a left at the caretaker’s cottage, past the lollipop- sculpted lemon trees, and either walk or drive through the fourteen-acre cemetery. This is one of the coolest cemeteries in the SG Valley, and it’s also the ritziest. The celebrities come from California’s history pages: Benjamin “Don Benito” Wilson, the Pattons, the potato-chip Scudder family and so forth. The grounds are serene and immaculate, and the tombstones tell lively tales of folks who embraced their work, struggles and families.

601 W. Rose Rd., San Gabriel, 626.282.2764, sangabrielcemetery.com. Open daily 8 a.m.-5 p.m.




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