1872 California Earthquake Victims Graveyard

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1872 California Earthquake Victims Graveyard

  • 1435 North Main Street (US Hwy 395), Lone Pine, Inyo County, California, USA
  • 18 Memorials added (33% photographed)

Monument And Mass Grave For 1872 Earthquake Victims

The plaque on the monument reads:

"On the date of March 26, 1872, an earthquake of much proportions shook Owens Valley and nearly destroyed the town of Lone Pine. Twenty seven persons were killed. In addition to single graves 16 of the victims were interred in a common grave eclipsed by this fence."

The plaque laid before the flagpole, dedicated March 26, 1988, reads as follows;

"116 years ago this date, an 8.3 earthquake hit Lone Pine. People died. 16 are buried at this site in a common grave. Alice Meysan (family still resides in Independence), Manuel yBatera, Anthony Montoya, Maria Terrazonnna & her children. The rest of French, Irish, Chilean, Mexican, Native American ancestry are known but to God."

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GPS Coordinates: 36.61837, -118.06865

  • Added: 11 Sep 2011
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #2417930