View Full Version : Trivia for Buckethead fans

06-12-2003, 11:56 AM
I don't have the album, so maybe this is in the liner notes, but I thought it was strange/interesting anyway...

What is the world's only incorporated city where the dead outnumber the living?

Colma, California. When burials were prohibited in San Francisco, the residents of the city began burying their dead in a valley five miles to the south. At first, they called the new necropolis ("city of the dead") Lawndale. But the name was changed back to Colma when it was discovered that another town was already using the Lawndale name. There are 17 cemeteries in Colma, taking up about 73 percent of the land area of the town. The LIVING population of Colma is approximately 1,300 people. The Colma city website proudly proclaims, "It's Great to be Alive in Colma!"

06-13-2003, 12:44 AM
thats awesome...!!!