Pet Cemetery Under the Golden Gate Bridge


Photo: Telstar Logistics

Here's something I didn't know about San Francisco: underneath the Doyle Street ramp to the Golden Gate bridge is a pet cemetery from the former Presidio Army Base:

Built in the 1930s, at the same time as the Golden Gate Bridge, Doyle Drive is now a seismic hazard, so it is being completely rebuilt. But the new construction intersects with the pet cemetery used by U.S. personnel in the days when the Presidio was still a functioning military installation. To preserve the site, the cemetery has been fenced off and left scrupulously undisturbed while a whole world of construction chaos takes place all around it. Quite a spectacle.

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I used to live in The Presidio near the pet cemetery. It's a great place. All the markers are hand made and often the owners listed their names and rank on the markers. There's beloved pets from Admiral's all the way down the ranks resting there. Very sweet.
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