Celebrating L.A.'s 230th Birthday
Living History Tour 2011
Pushing the Boundaries: Adventurers, Pioneers and Unconventional Heroes
Angelus Rosedale Cemetery
Saturday, September 24, 2011
WAHA presented the 21st annual Living History Tour, with costumed actors, at graveside, portraying historic personages in one of the city's oldest cemeteries. This year, we honored bold adventurers and unlikely heroes:
- William T. Glassell, Confederate Naval Captain of the submarine that torpedoed the Union frigate New Ironsides
- Fanny Stenhouse, famed Suffragette who exposed Mormon polygamy to the world in 1872
- Miriam Matthews, California's first African American credentialed librarian and well-known historian who helped launch Black History Month
- Harvey K. S. O'Melveny, pioneer Los Angeles lawyer, judge, and politician who helped bring transcontinental rail service to Los Angeles in 1876
- Nina Vitagliano Torre, Italian-born female racecar driver who raced with fellow women Speederettes during World War I
- Portus Baxter Weare, whose self-named ship brought tons of gold down the Yukon River, leading to the Klondike Stampede of 1897
- Francisca Dominguez Alexander, whose family owned the great Rancho San Pedro
Voice of America posted a great video about this year's Living History Tour on its website.
To view the video and read the accompanying article on their website, click here.