2008 Living History Tour
The 2008 annual WAHA Living History tour at Angelus Rosedale Cemetery at Washington Blvd. and Normandie Avenue in Los Angeles was held September 26. Volunteer actors pictured here portrayed the following personages at the site of their interment: Monroe Salisbury (1875-1935). Broadway stage actor who achieved fame in early silent films, best known as Allesandro in the 1916 12-reel production of Ramona. Played by Chuck Kovacic.
- Ernestine Wade (1906-1983), old-time radio performer and pioneer black actress best remembered for her role as "Sapphire Stevens" on the comedy Amos 'n' Andy radio show (in the 1940s) and subsequent television show that ran from 1951 to 1953. She also did voice-overs in the animated Disney film Song of the South. Played by Phyllis Williams.
- Capt. Edward Lee Baker, Jr. (1865-1913). Buffalo Soldier in the Indian campaigns of the West and a Spanish-American War Congressional Medal of Honor recipient. Baker served as a sergeant major in the all-black 10th United States Cavalry, and was awarded his medal for valor under a hail of bullets at Santiago, Cuba, in the battle for San Juan Hill on July 1, 1898. Played by Albert Edmund Lord III.
- Valentine Wolfenstein (1845-1909). Emigrated to the U.S. from Sweden during the Civil War, and after serving in the Union Army made his way west by wagon train. Owned Los Angeles's first successful photography studio, where he photographed many of the leading personages of early Los Angeles. Played by Hunter Ochs.
- Rev. Asahel Morgan (A.M.) Hough (1830-1900). One of America's noted "Argonauts of the Spirit," who helped establish the Methodist Church in both Montana and Southern California. He was married to Anna Gould, sister of millionaire railroad tycoon Jay Gould. One of the founders of the University of Southern California. Played by Stephen Box.
- Francisca de Paula (Dominguez) Alexander Fleming (1865-1901). For one glorious week in 1897, Miss Francisca Alexander ruled as Queen of the Fiesta de Los Angeles, presiding over parades and fancy balls, in an array of gowns, each one more extravagant than the other. She was the great-granddaughter of Juan Dominguez, the land grantee of both the San Pedro Rancho and the Palos Verdes Rancho. Played by Gisa Nico.