A cemetery would be started above Old Town the following year, but it was too far away for people in New Town. Old Town was a Catholic community, and Protestants were streaming into New Town and forming churches.
Coon's grave site. After he came to San Diego, General Coon was accidentally shot by a fellow Civil War veteran friend in 1893 and died the same evening.
Posted October 26, 2000
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Out of this world at San Diego's Mt. Hope Cemetery