Angeles Rosedale Cemetery Living History Tour

09/22/2019 9:00 am

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The Sporting Life: Champions and Trailblazers
The 29th Annual Living History Tour

Angelus Rosedale Cemetery
Sunday, September 22
Tours depart from 9 a.m. until Noon

"They were champions and enthusiasts…pioneers of sports in Southern California and trailblazers who helped break color lines. Now their stories will come alive, as actors at graveside in the historic Angelus Rosedale Cemetery give first-person portrayals of some of the sportsmen – and women – who are buried there.

At this year’s Living History Tour, “The Sporting Life: Champions and Trailblazers,” hear first-hand accounts of the 1932 Olympics in Los Angeles, and the 1936 Olympics in Nazi Germany, where high jumper Cornelius Johnson won a gold medal. Meet the “Father of Southern California Golf,” Edward Tufts. Learn why cycling in the 1890s was all the rage, and how sports fishing was invented.

And, the tour will assemble a veritable field of baseball dreams, including an ace pitcher who played in the Nisei League, an outfielder who played in the Negro Leagues, and the legendary Cubs first baseman and manager Frank Chance, of the famed double-play team of Tinkers to Evers to Chance."