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"Evergreen Cemetery"

Date: Saturday, October 29, 2011

FILLED UP-- No Longer Accepting Reservations!

Co-guided by Resident Storyteller Steve Goldstein, this tour explores one of Los Angeles' oldest cemeteries. Built in 1877, Evergreen is one of the oldest existing cemeteries in the city of Los Angeles; it is also one of the city's largest with 300,000 grave sites. City pioneers like the Workmans, Hollenbecks, and Van Nuys families are buried here as well as lesser known but equally fascinating Los Angelenos. The cemetery also has a special section called the Garden of the Pines, which memorializes Issei pioneers of Los Angeles. 19th century midwife Biddy Mason, a slave who earned her freedom through the California courts. The Studio has created a website documenting many individuals who are at Evergreen at http://www.evergreen-losangeles.com/.

Steve Goldstein was born in Boston, Massachusetts, where he developed his love of cemeteries at a very early age. Moving to Southern California at the age of 18, he continued and studying and began his vast collection of photographs of the graves of what he calls "The Famous, the Infamous, and the Just Plain Dead" that make up his fantastic book, Beneath Los Angeles. The collection has become a favorite website for many over the past eight years at www.BeneathLosAngeles.com and has led to Mr. Goldstein being frequently interviewed, including the Los Angeles Times, the Orange County Register, KABC AM Radio, NPR and many other media venues.

 
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