Evergreen Memorial Historic Cemetery
Evergreen Cemetery lies at the foot of Mt. Rubidoux in Riverside,
California. The cemetery was founded in 1872 . There are
more than 27,000 local and national personages interred on this
site. Evergreen is the final resting place for more than 1,100
veterans that fought in every American conflict from the Mexican War
to the present.
the year 2000, Evergreen's fated took a turn when the State
Department of Consumer Affairs revise operational policies for
cemeteries. The Cemetery Association was prohibited from using
endowment funds from plots purchased after 1932 to maintain plots
purchased prior to that date. No longer supported, the
historic section fell into ruin and the esteemed individuals buried
there were threatened with oblivion.
Several members of Riverside's community leadership rallied to
revive this place of repose. This group has redressed a large
part of Evergreen's neglect. A new and energetic hope has
infused the community. And now, we need your help to complete
this worth endeavor, so that Evergreen Memorial Historic Cemetery
will remain "Evergreen Forever."
Many of Riverside's citizens and the City of Riverside have helped
to restore the Evergreen Memorial Historic Cemetery through generous
funding and countless volunteer hours. It is our firm desire
that this wonderful piece of Riverside's history remain preserved.
This preservation can only be accomplished through the continued
kindness of private donations. Thank you for your thoughtful
consideration to support and celebrated Evergreen Memorial Historic