El Campo Santo Cemetery in San Diego Old Town, California, USA. September 24th 2016; Shutterstock ID 1418869535; your: Bridget Brown; gl: 65050; netsuite: Online Editorial; full: POI Image Update

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El Campo Santo

San Diego

Continuing east, after San Diego Ave forks right at Conde St, you’ll find this cemetery which dates from 1849. It is the resting place of some 20 souls, a simple dirt yard with the biographies of the deceased on signage above the graves.

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