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Sylmar in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

The San Fernando Pioneer Memorial Cemetery

 
 
San Fernando Pioneer Memorial Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Denise Boose, March 3, 2010
1. 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.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmarks, the City of Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments, and the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series lists.
 
Location. 34° 19.255′ N, 118° 26.882′ W. Marker is in Sylmar, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is at the intersection of
San Fernando Pioneer Memorial Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Denise Boose, March 3, 2010
2. San Fernando Pioneer Memorial Cemetery Marker
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Foothill Boulevard and Bledsoe Street, on the right when traveling east 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, 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); 1971 Sylmar Earthquake (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 (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. It was also cared for by the Native Daughters of the Golden West, the Sylmar Civic Association, the San Fernando Women’s Club, and the San Fernando Valley Historical Society.
Half of the original cemetery property had few burials, and is now home to 64 condo owners (including this contributor, -CB).
 
Also see . . .  Pioneer Cemetery. - San Fernando Valley Historical Society website. (Submitted on February 2, 2017, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.) 
 
Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Richard E. Miller, December 6, 2011
3. Cemetery Marker
Los Angeles Historic Monument No. 586 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Baker, June 15, 2019
4. Los Angeles Historic Monument No. 586
Memorial Day Ceremony image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Baker, May 28, 2018
5. 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.
Photographed By Craig Baker, May 28, 2018
6. Civil War Veterans Marker
Marker placed by E Clampus Vitus on Memorial Day 2016.
The San Fernando Pioneer Memorial Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Konrad R Summers, May 28, 2008
7. The San Fernando Pioneer Memorial Cemetery
Plan 9 From Outer-Space had several scenes filmed here.
“Walk of History” Dedication image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Baker, May 28, 2018
8. “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.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 16, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 31, 2012. This page has been viewed 1,394 times since then and 50 times this year. Last updated on October 14, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 31, 2012, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California.   3. submitted on February 3, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   4. submitted on June 16, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.   5, 6. submitted on May 28, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.   7. submitted on September 8, 2012, by Konrad R Summers of Santa Clarita, California.   8. submitted on May 28, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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May. 28, 2022