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The San Fernando Pioneer Memorial Cemetery

 
 
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By Denise Boose, March 3, 2010
1. The San Fernando Pioneer Memorial Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  This Cemetery, earlier known as Morningside Cemetery, is the oldest non-sectarian cemetery in San Fernando Valley. It was used from the early 1800's until 1939. It was legally abandoned in 1959. In this same year Mrs. Nellis S. Noble donated the site in memory of the pioneers of San Fernando as a Pioneer Memorial Park.
 
Erected 1961 by California State Park Commission, San Fernando Parlor No. 280, Native Daughters of the Golden West, History Landmark Association of the San Fernando and Antelope Valley Parlor, Native Sons and Native Daughters of the Golden West. (Marker Number 753.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
 
Location. 34° 19.255′ N, 118° 26.882′ W. Marker is in Sylmar, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is at the intersection of Foothill Boulevard and Bledsoe Street, on the right when traveling south on Foothill Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 14400 Foothill Boulevard, Sylmar CA 91342, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker
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By Denise Boose, March 3, 2010
2. The San Fernando Pioneer Memorial Cemetery Marker
, measured as the crow flies. Sayre Fire (approx. 1.1 miles away); Rim of the Valley Trail (approx. 1.6 miles away); Loop Fire (approx. 1.8 miles away); Lest We Forget (approx. 1.8 miles away); Rogerio Rocha (approx. 1.8 miles away); Mission Wells (approx. 2 miles away); Casa de Lopez (approx. 2.7 miles away); Father Junipero Serra / Fray Junipero Serra (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sylmar.
 
Regarding The San Fernando Pioneer Memorial Cemetery. This cemetery, in its earliest stages of preservation, was a Boy Scout Troop 94 cleanup service project.
 
Also see . . .  Information about the Pioneer Cemetery on the San Fernando Valley Historical Society website. San Fernando Pioneer Memorial Cemetery is a preservation project of the San Fernando Valley Historical Society. (Submitted on February 2, 2017, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.) 
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
The San Fernando Pioneer Memorial Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, March 3, 2010
3. The San Fernando Pioneer Memorial Cemetery Marker
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By Richard E. Miller, December 6, 2011
4. The San Fernando Pioneer Memorial Cemetery Marker
Los Angeles Historic Monument No. 586 image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, June 15, 2019
5. Los Angeles Historic Monument No. 586
Memorial Day Ceremony image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, May 28, 2018
6. Memorial Day Ceremony
Wreath placed at marker for five Civil War veterans. Four Union soldiers and one Confederate soldier are buried here. Most of the original markers are missing.
Civil War Veterans Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, May 28, 2018
7. Civil War Veterans Marker
Marker placed by E Clampus Vitus on Memorial Day 2016.
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By Konrad R Summers, May 28, 2008
8. The San Fernando Pioneer Memorial Cemetery
Plan 9 From Outer-Space had several scenes filmed here.
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By Konrad R Summers, May 28, 2008
9. The San Fernando Pioneer Memorial Cemetery
“Walk of History” Dedication image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, May 28, 2018
10. “Walk of History” Dedication
Bricks along the walkway are engraved with a history timeline of Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley. Unveiled during the annual Memorial Day ceremony on May 28, 2018.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2019. This page originally submitted on January 31, 2012, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 1,132 times since then and 72 times this year. Last updated on April 15, 2012, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 31, 2012, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California.   4. submitted on February 3, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   5. submitted on June 16, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.   6, 7. submitted on May 28, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.   8, 9. submitted on September 8, 2012, by Konrad R Summers of Santa Clarita, California.   10. submitted on May 28, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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