#507:  Grave of 1872 Earthquake Victims

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200 ft W of State Hwy 395 (P.M. 58. 7), 0.9 mi N of Lone Pine





Private Plaque



From the Guidebook:

On March 26, 1872, a major earthquake shook Owens Valley, nearly destroying the town of Lone Pine. About fourteen of its victims (the exact number is not known) were interred in a common grave, enclosed by this fence.

From the plaque:

On the date of March 26, 1872, an earthquake of major proportions shook Owens Valley and nearly destroyed the town of Lone Pine. Twenty seven persons were killed. In addition to single burials, 16 of the victims were interred in a common grave enclosed by this fence.

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