Santa Cruz in Santa Cruz County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Louden (London) Nelson
The school was shut down soon after for lack of funds. 50 years of hard work took itsí toll and he fell ill with consumption. Friends helped the illiterate Nelson prepare his will, bequeathing his entire estate “unto Santa Cruz School District forever for the purpose of promoting the interest of education”. Louden (London) Nelson died May 17, 1860. He was buried here at Evergreen Cemetery among the honored pioneers of Santa Cruz County. His understanding of the important role education plays in this community will live forever in the happy sounds and hearts of Santa Cruz school children.
Erected 2006 by E Clampus Vitus, El Viceroy Marquez de Branciforte Chapter 1797.
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
Location. Touch for map. This marker is located at the Evergreen Cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: 261 Evergreen Street, Santa Cruz CA 95060, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Grave of Grove C. Cook (within shouting distance of this marker); Mary Amney Case (within shouting distance of this marker); Williams (within shouting distance of this marker); California Pioneers (within shouting distance of this marker); Isaac Graham: “Swashbuckling Soldier of Fortune (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Arthur A. Taylor (about 300 feet away); Lady of the Night (about 500 feet away); Colonial Revival Style (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santa Cruz.
Categories. • African Americans • Education •
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