Friday, August 24, 2012

Owen's Gravestone Found!

I originally wrote about Owen Brown and his missing headstone in this post on June 21, 2011.

Setting of headstone
Owen was a son of John and Mary Brown. He participated in the Harper's Ferry Raid, escaped, and went on to live to the ripe old age of 64. He was buried at the top of Little Round Top, a mountain just outside of Altadena, CA. The mountain is also known as "Brown's Mountain" an old name left over from the days when the Brown Brothers, Jason and Owen lived at the top of the mountain in a small one room cabin.



Owen's headstone went missing years ago, no one knew what became of it.  Some thought it was tossed down the mountainside by the current land owner. All that remained of the headstone were old photos.   
Norman Marshall with headstone


Headstone on grave










Today, I received an email [see below] informing me that the headstone HAS BEEN FOUND!!!!  I have been doing a happy dance all day!!!!  What a great way to end the week!!



email from Save The Altadena Trails:   
Save the Altadena Trails takes great pleasure in announcing the recovery of the Owen Brown Grave Stone which disappeared from the top of Little Round Top in 2004. The grave stone was found by Ian White and his son Thursday morning, a team was quickly assembled and the stone is now secure.
 
It is STAT’s intention to take all necessary legal and logistical steps necessary to restore the grave stone to its rightful place marking Owen Brown’s grave at the top of Little Round Top.  We will keep you informed of our progress.
 
STAT asks for your support in our effort to restore the grave stone. Please send your donations to:

SAVE THE ALTADENA TRAILS
C/O Paul Ayers, Esq.
ZINDER & KOCH
700 N. Brand Blvd., Ste. 400
Glendale, CA 91203
Please note that donations are not tax deductible.
Thank you for your support.
 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Fantastic news! Thank you John Brown family and the good folks of the Altadena Trail Club.