The Verdugo Hills Pioneer Cemetery sits high a top a Tujunga hill with an unobstructed view of the San Fernando Valley. The cemetery, originally named Hills of Peace, was founded in 1922 by land developer and Sunland-Tujunga early pioneer Marshall Hartranft. Hartrnaft donated the four-acre parcel in honor of his good friend, Parson Wornum. The parson passed away in 1922 and became the first “resident” of the cemetery. Many more early Sunland-Tujunga residents were buried there after the parson.
For the last 30 years the cemetery has been cared for by Little Landers Historical Society/Bolton Hall Museum volunteers. The cemetery has rarely been open to public visitation. One of these rare public events has been scheduled for Oct. 14 and is being conducted by Little Landers Historical Society as a fundraiser for the care and maintenance of Bolton Hall Museum and the Verdugo Hills Cemetery.
All are invited on Oct. 14 to learn about and explore this hidden historical treasure. See the “view to die for” while touring the cemetery grounds where visitors will be treated to costumed actors depicting the lives of several of Sunland-Tujunga’s early residents.
For more information about tour times and to order your tickets, visit the Little Landers website www.LittleLandersHistoricalSociety.org or visit Bolton Hall Museum, 10110 Commerce Ave., Tujunga any Tuesday or Sunday afternoon from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.