1872 Earthquake Survivor and Cemetery in Lone Pine
Photo © Lone Pine Chamber of Commerce
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.
Time Period Represented: 1872
Hours Open: Both the remnant of the wall and the cemetery are located outside, so they are visible at any time.
Visitor Fees: None
Seasons Open: All seasons.
The cemetery is not ADA accessible.