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Ruiz Cemetery, 2002 Copper Fire
San Francisquito Canyon

June 5, 2002 — Smoke cloaks the Ruiz Cemetery, which was denuded of vegitation (though the pepper trees survived) when the 6,600-acre Copper Fire swept through San Francisquito Canyon on June 5, 2002. Granite and other stone grave markers were relatively unscathed, but about a dozen wooden crosses were lost. Down canyon, the Harry Carey Ranch buildings narrowly escaped the flames. The fire reportedly claimed eight structures in the canyon including one home.

The brush fire started near Copper Hill Drive — thus the name — when a grinder in a welding operation sparked at the construction site of the Tesoro Del Valle subdivision.

Read about the cemetery here.


lw060502a: 9600 dpi jpeg from smaller jpeg from digital image by Leon Worden.
RUIZ CEMETERY

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Perea-Ruiz-Raggio Property


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Ruiz Family x7

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Perea (Founder)

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Constant LeBrun

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Gus LeBrun Marker & Death Certificate

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Nick Rivera

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Leonardo Cesena

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Erratchuo 1928

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1928 Mourners

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Newhall Cowboys 1928 Marker x2

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Johnny Cordova

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1963 Mabel Packard Wagner Visit x5

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Fred & Frances Cooke

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Harry S. Chacanaca

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Pre-2002 Fire

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2002 Copper Fire x10

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Tesoro Extension 2015

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City Open Space 2018

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