DAUGHTER OF CONFEDERACY IN 1880s | L.A. ACTRESS “NELLIE” DAVIS IN 1916
SOUTHLAND is a history of Los Angeles before Hollywood. It is also a crime story that focuses on 6,656 acres of Los Angeles known as the Boca de Santa Monica (Pacific Palisades). Over New Year’s weekend in 1910, the matriarch of the first family to settle the property, along with her children and grandchildren, 13 victims in all, were poisoned (by fruit) and died at a last supper held next door to the L.A. Old Soldiers Home in Sawtelle (Brentwood). Piecing together facts from L.A. archives, SOUTHLAND exposes the plot to steal her family land. More incredibly, it points a finger at the children of Jefferson Davis buried in Hollywood Cemetery.
(Top)–Coverage of Sawtelle Tragedy in January 5, 1910 Los Angeles Herald