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September 20, 1989 | RICHARD SIMON, Times Staff Writer
High on an isolated summit above Altadena sits a crudely hewn headstone that may soon become a state point of historical interest. The stone marks the resting place of Owen Brown, son of abolitionist John Brown. The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, responding to an appeal from John Brown's great-great granddaughters, on Tuesday asked the state Office of Historic Preservation to declare the site an official point of interest.
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September 11, 2012 | Gale Holland
Ian White was taking his toddler son up into the hills above Altadena when he spotted the long-lost gravestone of abolitionist Owen Brown in a dirt patch off the trail. Owen Brown survived the ill-fated Harper's Ferry raid led by his radical abolitionist father John Brown and later retreated to a hilltop rancho in Altadena. When he died in 1889, he received a hero's funeral. His lonely grave site is in the scrub on a hill above Altadena named Little Round Top, after the strategic hill at the battle of Gettysburg.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 11, 2012 | Gale Holland
Ian White was taking his toddler son up into the hills above Altadena when he spotted the long-lost gravestone of abolitionist Owen Brown in a dirt patch off the trail. Owen Brown survived the ill-fated Harper's Ferry raid led by his radical abolitionist father John Brown and later retreated to a hilltop rancho in Altadena. When he died in 1889, he received a hero's funeral. His lonely grave site is in the scrub on a hill above Altadena named Little Round Top, after the strategic hill at the battle of Gettysburg.
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August 3, 2002 | GARIOT LOUIMA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In death, as in life, controversy follows Owen Brown. Brown, son of famed abolitionist John Brown, took part in a bloody massacre in Kansas and survived his father's ill-fated raid on a government arsenal at Harper's Ferry in what is now West Virginia. Now 113 years after he was buried on an Altadena hilltop, the headstone marking his grave and the concrete block that held it in place are missing.
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August 3, 2002 | GARIOT LOUIMA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In death, as in life, controversy follows Owen Brown. Brown, son of famed abolitionist John Brown, took part in a bloody massacre in Kansas and survived his father's ill-fated raid on a government arsenal at Harper's Ferry in what is now West Virginia. Now 113 years after he was buried on an Altadena hilltop, the headstone marking his grave and the concrete block that held it in place are missing.
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March 8, 1998 | HENRY MAYER, Henry Mayer is the author of "A Son of Thunder: Patrick Henry and the American Republic" and the forthcoming "All on Fire," a biography of William Lloyd Garrison
Of all the cultural puzzlements I encountered when moving as a seventh-grader from the Bronx to eastern North Carolina in 1953, the most curious was the way my new friends and neighbors would say that they couldn't get the "John Brown'd" thing to work or that they would be "John Brown'd" before they'd do something they didn't like.
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February 9, 2000
Re "John Brown's Son Escaped to Southland," Jan. 30: For several years there was trail access to Owen Brown's grave at the top of El Prieto Road in Altadena. Last July, three property owners erected a fence blocking pedestrian access to the trail head. This selfish behavior by a few, who ruin it for the many, has become an epidemic of abuse by private landowners throughout many of our foothill communities in the San Gabriel Mountains. One must wonder how long it will be before there will be no access to our local trails.
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January 9, 1998 | JILL LEOVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Organizers of a campaign to study pulling the San Fernando Valley out of the city of Los Angeles made public a map Thursday of what could become the boundaries of the nation's sixth-largest city, slicing off the Valley along the crest of the Santa Monica Mountains and taking most of Cahuenga Pass with it. "We are all going as one. . . . We are all in this together," said Jeff Brain, co-chairman of Valley Voters Organized Toward Empowerment (Valley VOTE).
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February 16, 2000
I propose a simple answer to Gail M. Casburn's statement of an "epidemic of abuse by private landowners" (letter, Feb. 9). Precisely because they are private landowners, they enjoy no immunity from liability should someone be accidentally injured or killed while walking the trail over private property to visit Owen Brown's grave site. Have no doubt that a lawsuit would be filed, a jury would find them liable and the damages assessed would be crippling. If the landowners tried to improve the trail to make it safer, such efforts could never be sufficient to protect them from our increasingly litigious and "not my fault" society.
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January 9, 1998 | From a Times Staff Writer
Organizers of a campaign to study pulling the San Fernando Valley out of the city of Los Angeles made public a map Thursday of what could become the boundaries of the nation's sixth-largest city, slicing off the Valley along the crest of the Santa Monica Mountains and taking most of Cahuenga Pass with it. "We are all going as one. . . . We are all in this together," said Jeff Brain, co-chairman of Valley Voters Organized Toward Empowerment (Valley VOTE).
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March 8, 1998 | HENRY MAYER, Henry Mayer is the author of "A Son of Thunder: Patrick Henry and the American Republic" and the forthcoming "All on Fire," a biography of William Lloyd Garrison
Of all the cultural puzzlements I encountered when moving as a seventh-grader from the Bronx to eastern North Carolina in 1953, the most curious was the way my new friends and neighbors would say that they couldn't get the "John Brown'd" thing to work or that they would be "John Brown'd" before they'd do something they didn't like.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 20, 1989 | RICHARD SIMON, Times Staff Writer
High on an isolated summit above Altadena sits a crudely hewn headstone that may soon become a state point of historical interest. The stone marks the resting place of Owen Brown, son of abolitionist John Brown. The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, responding to an appeal from John Brown's great-great granddaughters, on Tuesday asked the state Office of Historic Preservation to declare the site an official point of interest.
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January 30, 2000 | CECILIA RASMUSSEN
John Brown's body lies a-moldering in the grave, John Brown's body lies a-moldering in the grave, John Brown's body lies a-moldering in the grave, But his soul goes marching on. --Author unknown * Wherever John Brown's soul may be, his son's body lies on an Altadena hilltop named for what may have been the most critical battle in the bloody Civil War that followed his father's storied death.
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