Lone Pine in Inyo County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Disaster in 1872
Grave of 1872 Earthquake Victims
Twenty seven persons were killed.
In addition to single burials, 16 of the victims were interred in a common grave enclosed by this fence. (Marker Number 507.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Disasters. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmark series list.
Location. 36° 37.101′ N, 118° 4.111′ W. Marker is in Lone Pine, California, in Inyo County. Marker can be reached from U.S. 395 south of Pangborne Lane, on the right when traveling south. Marker is located south of the Mt. Whitney Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lone Pine CA 93545, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wedding of the Waters Pageant (approx. ¾ mile away); The Adobe Wall (approx. 0.9 miles away); Lone Pine's 'Movie Man' (approx. one mile away); The Duke and the Dow (approx. one mile away); Lone Pine Film Museum (approx. 1.3 miles away); Lone Pine Pioneer Cemetery (approx. 1.7 miles away); Movie Flats (approx. 2.7 miles away); "Gunga Din" Filmed Here (approx. 3½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lone Pine.
More about this marker. Marker and site are located a short walk up a trail. Once up the hill, you can see the little grave site and marker. Keep walking and you'll see a wooden fence. This is the burial site of the victims.
Regarding Disaster in 1872. This site was designated as California Registered Historical Landmark No.507 on July 31, 1953.
Also see . . .
1. The Great Earthquake of 1872. The Lone Pine Chamber of Commerce details the earthquake and aftermath. (Submitted on August 8, 2010.)
2. Wikipedia Entry. “The earthquake occurred on a Tuesday morning and leveled almost all the buildings in Lone Pine and
“The quake was felt strongly as far away as Sacramento, where citizens were startled out of bed and into the streets. Giant rockslides in what is now Yosemite National Park woke naturalist John Muir, then living in Yosemite Valley, who reportedly ran out of his cabin shouting, "A noble earthquake!" and promptly made a moonlit survey of the fresh talus piles. This earthquake stopped clocks and awakened people in San Diego, (Submitted on March 25, 2017.)
Credits. This page was last revised on March 25, 2017. It was originally submitted on August 7, 2010, by Beth Ann Thornhill of Cathedral City, California. This page has been viewed 1,843 times since then and 51 times this year. It was the Marker of the Week March 26, 2017. Photos: 1. submitted on August 7, 2010, by Beth Ann Thornhill of Cathedral City, California. 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 24, 2012, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. 6, 7, 8. submitted on August 7, 2010, by Beth Ann Thornhill of Cathedral City, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.