A gravesite off of the El Prieto trail in Altadena provides a window into the inciting incidents preceding the US Civil War.
Oh em gee! As an Altadena native *and* anti-racist activist since the 1980s, I HAD NO IDEA! Your intellectual curiosity, elegant writing, and research rigor are magnetic, Casey! Thank you so much for this gift.
Great story. The older I get, the more prophetic seem John Brown’s final words: “I, John Brown, am now quite certain that the crimes of this guilty land will never be purged away but with blood.” Can you give more details on the hike to the grave site?