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Final Resting Places: Orange County's Dead and Famous

Final Resting Places: Orange County's Dead and Famous

by Michael Thomas Barry


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Tour 24 graveyards in Orange County, California. Photos help identify burial locations and 200 life stories include President Richard Nixon, murder victim Nicole Brown Simpson, famed aviator Douglas "Wrong Way" Corrigan, Olympic hero Florence Griffith-Joyner, and John Wayne. Also featured are numerous founders of Orange County, victims of true crime, sports stars, politicians, and legends of entertainment. Read their informative stories, and follow step-by-step directions to their graves.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780764334214
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
Publication date: 11/23/2009
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.42(w) x 9.04(h) x 0.63(d)

About the Author

Michael Thomas Barry has lived in Orange County since 1986. He is a graduate of the California State University, Fullerton, with degrees in both Criminal Justice and History. He resides with his family in Anaheim Hills.

Table of Contents

Introduction 7

Chapter l Historic Graveyards 9

The Richard M. Nixon Presidential Library, Museum, and Birthplace 9

Mission San Juan Capistrano 12

The Old Mission Cemetery 14

The Yorba Cemetery 15

Chapter 2 Public Cemeteries 18

Anaheim Cemetery 18

Santa Ana Cemetery 28

El Toro Memorial Park 38

Chapter 3 Fairhaven Memorial Park 48

Chapter 4 Pacific View Memorial Park 74

Chapters5 Forest Lawn Memorial Park: Cypress 122

chapter 6 Other Private Cemeteries 138

Melrose Abbey Memorial Park 138

Westminster Memorial Park 148

Loma Vista Memorial Park 159

The Crystal Cathedral: Memory Gardens 166

Magnolia Memorial Park 171

Harbor Lawn: Mt. Olive Memorial Park 171

St. Andrew's by the Sea: San Clemente 173

Chapter 7 Catholic Cemeteries 175

Holy Sepulcher 175

Ascension Cemetery 180

Good Shepherd Cemetery 186

Chapter 8 Murder and Mayhem 191

he Juan Flores Gang 191

The Shootout on Center Street 195

The Battle of Tomato Springs 198

The Following Are Buried at Fairhaven Memorial Park 200

The Terrorist Bombing of Pan AM Flight 103 201

Shooting Rampage at Cal State, Fullerton 203

The Original Night Stalker Murders 206

Conclusion 208

Bibliography 209

Endnotes 211

Names Index 222

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