On August 23rd 1880, California got hit by a disaster it had not seen like since the Great Quake of ’68. A tidal wave of biblical proportions swept the land clean and destroyed most of the City of Lost Angels. We have a reason to believe that Reverend Ezekiah Grimme and his inner circle were among those lost. Even though this loss of life is terrible, the aftermath has united the survivors and folks are more willing to share their meal with their neighbor than ever before. The survivors of Lost Angels have banded together under the leadership of one John Prosperi, and they are hopeful that they will be able to open the docks to merchants in the coming months.
The Great Flood swept everything in its path, including (but not limited to) Big M Ranch, Carver’s Landing, Dragonhold, Felicity Peak, Junction, Quarrytown and Van Horn’s Light. There is one exception to this rule: Clover Mesa. No one knows how it survived, but the situation on the mesa is an interesting one. Our very own Lacy O’Malley visited the mesa just before the deluge, and his accountings of the situation can be purchased from your local Tombstone Epitaph supplier.
It is this editor’s personal opinion that in California times-are-a-changing.