Interpretive Signs leading to the graves of Owen Brown, Robert Owens, and Biddy Mason will be unveiled Dec. 9, at 10:00 am.
By News Desk
As part of their public history program, The Owen Brown Gravesite Committee invites the community to an unveiling of two new interpretive signs on El Prieto Fire Road Trail. You can join them Saturday, Dec. 9:00 at 10:00 am to see these beautiful signs that share significant local history.
The unveiling site/trail is accessed from the end of El Prieto Road in the Meadows. Follow driveway up from there to Lincoln Avenue Water Company reservoir parking lot, and sign will direct you to El Prieto Fire Road Trail. The committee will hold a short program at the confluence, where the wooden sign points hikers up the zig-zag trail to Owen Brown’s Gravesite.
The other sign is for Robert Owens, the man El Prieto Canyon is named for. He was a former slave who purchased his freedom, came to the area in the 1850s, and became very successful. His story connects to Biddy Mason’s, a woman whose freedom was gained in an 1856 legal case in Los Angeles; she is also honored on the sign.
After the short unveiling program, the community is welcome to visit the gravesite, learn more, and see Owen’s restored grave. Beautiful benches for the comfort of hikers and pilgrims have been installed there as well.
Allow 10 minutes to walk from the top of El Prieto Road to the unveiling site. Walk up the driveway of the Lincoln Avenue Water Company to its parking lot, where the trailhead is marked with a large brown sign.
Unveiling of interpretive signs Saturday, Dec. 9 10:00 am Location 564 W. Harriet St. Altadena
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