Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Date: Sunday, April 30, 2006
Location: 204 Evergreen Avenue, Los Angeles 90033
Meeting Place: At the front agates off of Evergreen Avenue. Park around the cemetery.
Led by Resident Storyteller, James Rojas, this tour explores one of Los Angeles' oldest cemeteries. Built in 1877, Evergreen existing cemetery in the city of Los Angeles; it is one of the city's largest cemeteries, with 300,000 grave sites. City pioneers like the Workmans, Hollenecks, and Van Nuys families are buried here. The cemetery also has a special section called the Garden of the Pines, which memorializes Issei pioneers of Los Angeles. 19 th century midwife Biddy Mason, a slave who earned her freedom through the California courts, is also buried here.
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