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On March 16, 1872 at 2:30 AM Lone Pine experienced an earthquake that destroyed 60 buildings and killed Twenty-six people. Most of the building were built out of adobe so they crumbled easily. So these twenty six people were burried into a mass grave. A marker and a flag pole and memorial plaque is left to remember what was lost.
The marker reads:
Disaster in 1872
On the date of March 26, 1872,
An earthquake of major proportions shook Owens Valley and nearly destroyed the town of Lone Pine. Twenty-seven persons were killed. In addition to single burials, 16 of the victims were interred in a common grave enclosed by this fence.
California Historical Marker NO. 507
Flag Pole and Lions Club plaque reads:
March 26, 1988
116 years ago this date an 8.3 earthquake hit Lone Pine, 27 people died, 16 are buried at this site in a common grave. Alice Meysan age 11 (family still resides in Independence), Manuel Ybaceta, Anotonia Montoya, Maria Tarrazona & her 3 children. The rest of French, Irish, Chilean, Mexican, Native American ancestry are known but to GOD. March 26, 1872.
Located 200 ft W of State Hwy 395 (P.M. 58. 7), 0.9 mi N of Lone Pine.
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