Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Omaha)
Forest Lawn Memorial Park known as Forest Lawn Cemetery, is located at 7909 Mormon Bridge Road in Omaha, Nebraska. It was established in 1885 when the Forest Lawn Cemetery Association was donated 100 acres in northwest of the city. In 1886, the first interment in the cemetery was the donor of John H. Brackin. Forest Lawn is Omaha's largest cemetery and the burial location of many of Omaha's second generation of leadership. Before Forest Lawn Cemetery was founded, the northwest corner of the property was used as a Potter's Field for poor people and people whose identities were not known, it was used from at least the 1880s through the 1960s. The present area of 349 acres is designed according to a park-type plan, with rolling hills and lawns. Historic Omaha family names are scattered throughout the cemetery, along with veterans from the Civil, Spanish–American, World Wars I and II, as well as Korea, Vietnam and Iraq Wars; the G. A. R; the Freemasons, the Omaha Typographical Union owned parts of Forest Lawn Cemetery, part of Forest Lawn was made into a national soldiers' cemetery.
Income from the land, as it is sold, continues to be used for protecting and embellishing the cemetery. Soon after Forest Lawn was opened, Omaha's pioneer burying place, Prospect Hill Cemetery, stopped being used. Shortly thereafter Prospect Hill's owner, Byron Reed, sold it to Forest Lawn in the 1890s; that Cemetery soon fell into disrepair, was only redeemed in the 1980s. Howard Malcolm Baldrige, U. S. Secretary of Commerce James E. Boyd, Mayor of Omaha, Governor of Nebraska Norris Brown Howard Homan Buffett, father of Warren Buffett Hugh Alfred Butler Harry Buffington Coffee Tom Dennison, Omaha political boss Henry Doorly, publisher of Omaha World-Herald Experience Estabrook J. E. Goodson, 19th century musician Gilbert Hitchcock, U. S. Senator and founder of Omaha World-Herald Robert Beecher Howell Albert Webb Jefferis David Knox, Civil War photographer Herman Kountze Jesse Lowe, first mayor of Omaha Charles Frederick Manderson David Henry Mercer Jarvis Offutt, World War I aviator, namesake of Offutt Air Force Base Anne Ramsey, actress Samuel Williams Reynolds Alvin Saunders History of Omaha List of cemeteries in Omaha Forest Lawn Memorial Park Name database Map of Forest Lawn Historic American Landscapes Survey No.
NE-2, "Forest Lawn Cemetery, 40th Street & Forest Lawn Avenue, Douglas County, NE", 5 photos, 1 photo caption page
Los Angeles Area Council
Founded in 1915, the Los Angeles Area Council served most of the City of Los Angeles as well as several other cities in the greater Los Angeles area. It was one of five Boy Scouts of America councils in California. Since its founding in 1915, the Los Angeles Area Council has brought its purpose and values to millions of youth; the Council served 54,567 youth in the Greater Los Angeles Area in 2008 alone. Greater Los Angeles Area Council is a new Boy Scouts of America Council made from the merger of the Los Angeles Area Council and the San Gabriel Valley Council; the vote to merge was held on March 21, 2015. The new name for the Council, Greater Los Angeles Area Council, was announced on June 11, 2015; the new Council will continue with Scouting Service centers in Los Pasadena. GLAAC has three Scout shops in San Pedro and Pasadena. GLAAC operates eight BSA Camps in the greater Los Angeles area. Due to the large size of the two original councils, the merger is a process that will be completed over a time span.
The Los Angeles Area Council was founded in 1915 as the Centinela Council, changing its name in 1925 to the Los Angeles Council. In 1934 the San Antonio District, founded in 1922; the council name changed to LAAC in 1945. The LAAC was one of the first councils organized in the United States and is one of the largest councils still in existence. Cubmaster Don Murphy organized the first pinewood derby, raced on May 15, 1953 in Manhattan Beach, California, by Pack 280C; the following are the districts and the communities they serve: Frontier District - serving the communities of Maywood, South Gate, Bellflower, Compton, Hawaiian Gardens, La Mirada, Lynwood and Paramount North Star District - serving the Los Angeles communities of downtown Los Angeles, Angelino Heights, Atwater Village, Chavez Ravine, Echo Park, Griffith Park, Hancock Park, Harvard Heights, Highland Park, Koreatown, Little Tokyo, Los Feliz, Larchmont Village, Mount Washington, Silver Lake, South Park, Thai Town, Toy District, Virgil Village.
Pacifica District - serving the communities of Carson, El Segundo, Harbor City, Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes Estates, Rancho Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, Rolling Hills Estates, San Pedro and Wilmington Rio Hondo District - serving the communities of Montebello, Pico Rivera, Santa Fe Springs and Whittier Thunderbird District - serving the Los Angeles neighborhoods of Firestone Park, Baldwin Hills and King, Boyle Heights and Wagner. It is located at the base of the cliffs directly below Fort MacArthur; the camp was open to other youth groups. The camp utilized portable trailers. In the late 70s, the Port of Los Angeles granted the Scouts a long-term lease. With money donated by Steven Spielberg in 1987, the Spielberg Center opened a swimming pool, dining area, craft center, Scout Shop, staff quarters, boat house and amphitheater; the facility is 12.3 acres and the building is 25,000 square feet of Spanish and Mediterranean architecture. Firestone Scout Reservation, 33.9423°N 117.8474°W / 33.9423.
The facilities are available to most non-profit youth groups in addition to Scouting organizations. Forest Lawn Scout Reservation renamed Hubert Eaton Scout Reservation in 2017. 34.2511°N 117.1270°W / 34.2511. FLSR is a group of Boy Scout and Cub Scout Resident Summer Camps located 3 miles east of Lake Arrowhead, California on more than 2,000 acres in the San Bernardino National Forest. Circle X Ranch at Big Horn is a Boy Scout Resident Summer Camp, opened in 1952 as Camp Big Horn. Camp Pepperdine was a Cub Scout Resident Summer Camp for the 2008 seasons. Camp Pitchess Camp Cedar, opened in 1953 as a Cub Scout Resident Summer Camp. Camp Pollock — adjacent to what was once Camp Pitchess, is a year-round training center with an indoor climbing wall and cabins, it opened for the 2009 season as the Cub Scout Resident Summer Camp. John Wayne Outpost is a wilderness camping area that opened in 1979. Northrop Family Camp opened in 1955 is now a staff housing area and used for select program activities.
Log Cabin Wilderness Camp is a high adventure base camp located in the Inyo National Forest. The camp is near the Tioga Pass Road on the eastern slopes of the Sierra Nevada bordering the Hoover Wilderness and Yosemite National Park. Camp Circle X - Closed located in the Triunfo Pass Log Cabin Wilderness Camp is a Boy Scout camp operated by the Los Angeles Area Council and is located in the Inyo National Forest. "Log Cabin" is a high adventure camp. The camp is near the Tioga Pass R
Forest Lawn Cemetery (Buffalo)
Forest Lawn Cemetery in Buffalo, New York was founded in 1849 by Charles E. Clarke, it covers over 269 acres and over 152,000 are buried there, including U. S. President Millard Fillmore, singer Rick James, inventor Lawrence Dale Bell. Forest Lawn is on the National Register of Historic Places. Since its inception, Forest Lawn has served as a cemetery, arboretum and outdoor museum. Monuments and sculptures have attracted visitors for over 150 years; the first sculpture of Seneca Indian chief Red Jacket was erected in 1851. Red Jacket is depicted wearing the richly embroidered scarlet coat presented to him by a British officer, while on his breast is displayed the large silver peace medal awarded to him by President George Washington; every summer Forest Lawn offers. Past examples have included the Pan-American Exposition Trolley Tour, Forest Lawn History Trolley Tour, Forest Lawn History Walk, Civil War Bus Tour and the Forest Lawn Nature Walk. In 2014, the 3,140-square-foot Margaret L. Wendt Archive and Resource Center opened within the cemetery.
It is a digitized history center, of interment records maintained since 1849, that features a number of interpretive displays highlighting the notable citizens buried in the cemetery. The building features climate controlled rooms and the design of the building mimics some of the historic structure that once stood at the same site; the staff includes John Edens and Lydia Ortiz. Construction and funding for the Center was provided by The Margaret L. Wendt Foundation along with support from The John R. Oishei Foundation. In 2004, Frank Lloyd Wright’s 1928 design for the Blue Sky Mausoleum was realized; the Mausoleum contains 24 crypts, which can be memorialized by individual owners. The Blue Sky Mausoleum is one of three Frank Lloyd Wright memorial sculptures in the world. Sculptor David P. Dowler created a Steuben Glass piece in a limited edition of 26, of which 24 are reserved for those who purchase crypts in the Mausoleum. Crypt clients receive a copy of architectural historian Richard O. Reisem's 2005 book, Blue Sky Mausoleum of Frank Lloyd Wright.
Other mausoleums in the cemetery include: Forest Lawn Cemetery official site