Friday, September 21, 2007

Local forgotten monument and burial-site.

I was planning on doing a mega post on the burial place of James Lankershim but I just found a site that does a fantastic job.
This monument is hidden at the end of Nichols Canyon.
This location was just down the street from me when I was growing up. There used to be a nice set of stairs going up to this monument. Along the way (in the early 70's) there was a horse that lived to the west of the monument. I would sneak carrots out of the house and feed them to the poor old horse. The monument was maintained by the boy scouts during the 70's. It was a nice secret place to go and not get beat up by neighborhood kids. They didn't even know about it.
I went back there today and found that it is almost inaccessible.
The once well maintained stairs are gone. The metal rails that used to be in the center of the stairs remains. The stairs are long gone. The monument is still there marking the grave of James Lankershim. It is a sad place now. The good thing that remains is the smell of the wild hollywood fennel that grows around the base of this monument.
To see what this place once was please click the title of this post to be taken to a 10 minute slideshow about the Monument and the Boy Scout camp that once stood there.
Its nice to see what our world used to look like.

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