The 2007 Living History Tour was held this year on September 29, with presentations of six figures from Los Angeles history buried at the Angelus Rosedale Cemetery. Actors portrayed film director Marshall Neilan, silent film vamp Louise Glaum, film actor and radio personality Ernest R. Whitman, temperance advocate Francis Murphy, gold miner and plant nursery owner John Marcellus Stewart, and Western artist Eliza Griffin Johnston, who was also the widow of Confederate General Albert Sidney Johnston.
The photos are by our webmaster, Leslie Evans.
Here is a website put up by residents of San Buenaventura (these days, plain Ventura), California, to promote restoration of their local St. Mary's Cemetery. One page suggests emulating WAHA's Living History tours. As an example they have an extensive presentation on WAHA's 2003 tour.
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"How can we restore St. Mary's Cemetery?
Well, Here's an idea…
A few months ago, Angelus Rosedale Cemetery and West Adams Heritage Association, both of Los Angeles, teamed up to put on the "Living History Tour 2003." It is a annual project and very successful. . . . READ MORE