Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Living History & Cemetery Buffs!

Come out, come out, on September 28 to the Angelus Rosedale Cemetery in West Adams.

Hear and see the shades of:

  • Jennie Allen Bovard, USC's First Lady--the first feeemale professor there

  • Marjorie Zier Page a Mack Sennett Bathing Beauty and Jazz Baby, who became one of TWA's first in-flight hostesses

  • Ivie Anderson (right), who introduced "It Don't Mean a Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing" when she sang with Duke Ellington's orchestra

  • Civil War veterans like Aurelius Hutton, who helped found Pasadena, and bugler Orion Theodore Thomas

  • Warrior Daniel DeVilliers, who also fought in the Civil War, as well as the Mexican Revolution and the 2nd Boer War. After all that, he was shot to death here in Los Angeles a century ago, by his ex-wife's husband.

  • Unlucky Merle Evans, who died in horrible train crash at age 18--100 years ago. A Pacific Electric car from Venice, carrying folks who had enjoyed a Sunday evening at the saside, collided with another smaller train, killing 15. Learn more about the July 1913 Vineyard Station crash here.

  • Dr. Oner Barker (picturesd), who testified before Senator Joe McCarthy & his House UnAmerican Activities Committee

Details at the West Adams Heritage site, Tickets are $30 in advance, $35 at the site:

Rosedale Cemetery
1831 W. Washington Blvd.

It's a walking tour.

For more infomation, call  323-735-WAHA 

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