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Saturday, June 26, 2010

VAN NUYS AND LANKERSHIM ENTOMBED IN EVERGREEN CEMETERY IN L.A.

2010 THE YEAR OF VALLEY ADVENTURES

Detail sculpture at the entrance of the funeral chapel at Evergreen Cemetery in East Los Angeles. Photo for the Archives of The Museum of the San Fernando Valley by Gerald Fecht 2010. (click on image to enlarge)
Tomb of Issac Newton Van Nuys and his wife Susanna.
Grave of Isaac Lankershim and his wife Annis.

Two of the most important early developers of the modern San Fernando Valley were Isaac Lankershim and Isaac Newton Van Nuys. Their graves and those of their wives lie at the base of an obelisk designed to leave a lasting impression. Today, in downtrodden Evergreen Cemetery in Los Angeles, these once powerful men in a seldom visited tomb.

2 comments:

Gerald R. Fecht said...

Richard Hilton states:

Boyle Heights was the place to be back then, Jewish or not... even the cemetery. Can you imagine after how much they meant to the Valley, Lankershim and Van Nuys both wanted to be buried there. Not too far from them is a bunch of Civil War markers as well as children who once you begin reading the years, obviously died from influenza or something.

Peter Jack said...

Obviously a Masonic monument. A lot to do with their power and success.