Lone Pine Pioneer Cemetery - Lone Pine, CA
N 36° 36.064 W 118° 02.880
11S E 406266 N 4051130
Quick Description: Located on Sub Station Road in Lone Pine, this old cemetery has been here since the 1880s. There are some headstones standing, but most have been vandalized long ago.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 6/23/2010 7:56:31 AM
Waymark Code: WM93KT
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member Jeremy
Views: 9

Long Description:
Right in front of the gate is a sign that reads:

This Cemetery was established in 1865 when Mrs. McGuire and her son were killed on Jan. 1, 1865, during the last battle of the 1860's Owens Valley Indian Wars.

Those buried here were the towns founders, including C. Begole and A. Johnson, who along with J. Lucas were the first to climb Mt. Whitney. Some members of the Diaz family are also buried here. Diaz Lake is located on the site of their 1870's ranch.

The last burial was in 1905. It is now managed by the Mt. Whitney Cemetery District, a special district of Inyo County.

Dedicated June 21, 2008

Slim Princess Chapter 395

E Clampus Vitus

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The stones that are still legible are:

REUBEN VAN DYKE
Native of New York
1827 - 1898
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Little Daughter
DORA -E-----
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WHITE
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LIVINGSTON
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In Memory of
J. J. McCALL
Died April 7, 1875
Aged 51 Years
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IGNACIO RUIZ
1893 - 1902
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HUGH SCOTT
Died Jan 6, 1885
Aged 24 Yrs 10 Mos 15 Day
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In Memory of
W. LOW
Died Sept 28, 1880
Aged 41 Years
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IDA JOHNSON
1873 - 1874
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H. JOHNSON
1842 - 1884
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CHARLES D. BEGOLE
Died June 21, 1890
Aged 55 Years
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IDA CHARITY
Wife of E. H. BISSIKUMER
1859 - 1906
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JOHN DODGE
Died Feb 26, 1904
Aged 73 Years
A native of Maine
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There are nine known buried, since their markers are still here.

But It's hard to say how many folks were buried here, as evidence is all gone. The white picket fence surrounds about 4 acres of land. The land is typical high desert scrub brush and sage. Quite uninviting.
Earliest Burial: 4/7/1875

Latest Burial: 1/1/1906

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