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1872 Earthquake Survivor and Cemetery in Lone Pine

Historic Site or District
This section of adobe wall in Lone Pine survived the 1872 earthquake. – Lone Pine Chamber of Commerce

ADA Accessibility Notes

The cemetery is not ADA accessible.

On March 26, 1872, a 7.4 magnitude earthquake ripped violently through the Owens Valley. The quake changed the water level in Owens Lake and destroyed many of the buildings in Lone Pine, Independence and beyond. A surviving section of adobe wall still stands as an earthquake survivor, located alongside the La Florista flower and gift shop in Lone Pine. Further north of town, a hastily contrived and dug cemetery contains the remains of at least 16 people who perished in the earthquake.

Pet Friendly Notes

Pets allowed.

Time Period Represented



Both the remnant of the wall and the cemetery are located outside, so they are visible at any time.

Seasons Open

All seasons.



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