Historic Cemeteries of Long Beach (Images of America) by Gerrie Schipske PDF

By Gerrie Schipske

The tales of these who lived within the urban through the ocean commence lengthy ahead of the 1878 date at the oldest gravestone present in town. lengthy seashore used to be the location of ceremonies, and maybe the burial grounds, for the Tongva tribe. a lot of those that later settled the town are buried in a single of the 4 recognized cemeteries, Municipal, Sunnyside, woodland garden lengthy seashore, and All Souls. of the cemeteries carry the graves of a number of hundred Union and accomplice Civil struggle veterans, one Medal of Honor recipient, and a slave who served within the 1st coloured Heavy Artillery Regiment. The histories of the Municipal and Sunnyside Cemeteries comprise the 1921 discovery of oil, which made nationwide information as descendants of the deceased fought for the oil beneath the graves. The struggle ended in a moment Sunnyside Cemetery that later grew to become wooded area garden lengthy seashore. The scene of oil derricks surrounding the cemeteries was once so surreal that it stuck the eye of Ansel Adams, whose photos of Sunnyside Cemetery are included.

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