Following his father’s 1859 raid on Harpers Ferry, Owen Brown became a wanted fugitive with a $25,000 bounty on his head. After two decades of running and hiding, Brown arrived in Southern California in early 1880’s and settled into community near Altadena, living near like-minded Unionists, temperance leaders, and former abolitionists.
Over the past decades, his grave marker has disappeared and been restored at various times. New interest in the community’s ties to Civil War history and abolitionism has prompted recent preservation efforts and the hope that Owen Brown’s gravesite will be preserved, designated a historic site, and marked with historic interpretation.
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