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 Amos Buckman

Amos Buckman

Birth
Barnard, Windsor County, Vermont, USA
Death 28 Mar 1898 (aged 77)
San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA
Burial San Diego County, California, USA
Plot Off of the westbound lanes of I-8 at the Buckman Springs exit, just east of Pine Valley
Memorial ID 4109 · View Source
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Early California settler. He lived about 40 miles east of San Diego at a Place they call Buckman Springs. He and his family were some of the first folks in the San Diego County to 'can water' as the called it in those days. Anyway, they 'found' his grave when they built Interstate 8. The State of California felt so badly about the situation of bringing old Amos back to this world, that they re-buried him where he lay, re-routed the right-of-way fence around him (a major concession for the State at that time), and bought Mr.Buckman a nice shinny white oblisk-like headstone, which stands today along Interstate 8, adjacent to the dog-legged fence-line, but where nobody could see it, unless they knew where to look. A black, orange, black horizontally striped flag is now erected in its place.



  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 6 Dec 1998
  • Find A Grave Memorial 4109
  • Glenn Lee LaRocque
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Amos Buckman (10 Mar 1821–28 Mar 1898), Find A Grave Memorial no. 4109, citing Amos Buckman Gravesite, San Diego County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .