1872 Earthquake Survivor and Cemetery in Lone Pine

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.


Latitude: 36.605756 Longitude: -118.063692 Elevation: 3729 ft

Time Period Represented


Hours Open

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

Visitor Fees


Seasons Open

All seasons.

ADA Accessibility Notes

The cemetery is not ADA accessible.

Pet Friendly Notes

Pets allowed.

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