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.)
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. Touch for map. Marker is located south of the Mt. Whitney Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Lone Pine CA 93545, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 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 Film Museum (approx. 1.3 miles away); Lone Pine Pioneer Cemetery Movie Flats (approx. 2.7 miles away); "Gunga Din" Filmed Here (approx. 3½ miles away); Alabama Gates (approx. 4.4 miles away); Weaving for the War (approx. 8½ 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 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 (Submitted on March 25, 2017.)
Categories. • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Disasters •
Credits. This page was last revised on March 25, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 7, 2010, by Beth Ann Thornhill of Cathedral City, California. This page has been viewed 1,654 times since then and 34 times this year. This page 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.