Saturday, March 7, 2009

Renton, Washington: Jimi Hendrix's Gravesite

The first stop on any tour of the Seattle area should be a visit to the grave of legendary rock guitarist Jimi Hendrix. For starters, it's fairly close to the airport (10-15 minutes, tops) in Renton.

The memorial is located in Greenwood Memorial Park Cemetary. It is set off to the side a bit with parking space for several cars. Jimi's gravestone is in the middle of the above site, while his stepmother is located in the outer rim of the circular area.

When we were there, some 20's-ish people were trying unsuccessfully to trace the markings on the gravestone to tissue paper. It didn't work. Bummer, man.

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