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California Historical Landmark 507

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California Historical Landmark 507

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Rob7171 wrote a review Jun 2020
Santa Fe, New Mexico59 contributions22 helpful votes
This place was amazing, especially for me being a big history buff. I have long been familiar with these camps, since there used to be one in my hometown, although long gone now, replaced with a housing subdivision. So I am very happy to see a camp so nicely preserved and in good hands now as a national historic site. One can really get a feeling of how it must have been for those who were forced to live there during WWII. The displays and descriptions are very well done, and so many parts of the camp still remain, even if many are just foundations. The remains of the Japanese gardens are simply amazing, especially that they have survived all this time (credit that to being buried under sand all that time). It is a very moving experience and one that everyone should learn about and experience. Not only that, but the view of the Sierra Nevada mountains is stunning.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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DarkSolstice wrote a review Oct 2019
San Diego, California71 contributions23 helpful votes
This spot is a rather unassuming memorial to those that died in a massive earthquake in 1872. There isn't much here, just a plaque, a flag, a fenced in area around the mass grave, and a ghost or two. I know it sounds crazy, but I definitely felt the presence of a little girl here. This place is right across the street from the Lone Pine cemetery, another place I would recommend. Some really cool graves there with amazing views! I would also recommend stopping at the oak tree plaque maybe a mile or so down the road from here closer to town. I hiked Whitney and did Alabama Hills, but these simple, off the grid attractions really made my trip to Lone Pine so much richer.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Anabel-2013 wrote a review Jan 2019
Santa Barbara, California191 contributions43 helpful votes
Here is a 20th century marker commemorating the 19th Century earthquake. I knew about this since my grandmothers father spent his childhood in Independence and because of this earthquake his family moved to Oakland.
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Date of experience: December 2018
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J R wrote a review Oct 2018
San Diego, California208 contributions61 helpful votes
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This is a small graveyard across the highway from the main Lone Pine cemetery. A couple of plaques give a brief description of who is buried there. If you have extra time on your drive through Lone Pine, or just want to stretch your legs, it is worth a stop. The site is marked by a historical marker just north of the town. If you look West, you get an OK view of Mt. Whitney. The 1872 Lone Pine earthquake struck on March 26 at 02:30 local time with an estimated moment magnitude of 7.4 to 7.9. The earthquake occurred on a Tuesday morning and destroyed almost all the buildings in Lone Pine and nearby settlements. Of the estimated 250–300 inhabitants of Lone Pine, 27 are known to have perished, and 52 of the 59 houses were destroyed.
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Date of experience: October 2018
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Hylianknight wrote a review Oct 2018
Rosamond, California84 contributions20 helpful votes
It's surreal how short life can be. It was humbling to look at the mass grave with flowers hanging on wooden fence.
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Date of experience: October 2018
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