L.A. County Arboretum

Formerly the filming site for the popular television show Fantasy Island, the L.A. City Arboretum is also known to be inhabited by a famous Indian chief. Chief Buffalo Child Long Lance, known in his day for being an actor, writer, and activist for Indian rights.

Though he was an avid participant in all these activities he was also exposed as an American-Indian impostor. Upon closer inspection of his past it was discovered that he was not an Indian nor a chief after all.

His real past revealed him to be a black man named Sylvester Long, poor and unwilling to bear segregation in the south he moved to California. After his true identity was discovered he committed suicide and now his soul has been doomed to haunt the Arboretum for an undisclosed amount of time.

Since his death there have been occassional sightings of the chief on the set of Fantasy Island, when it was still airing. Identified in crowd scenes and spotted hanging around the sets, it would seem that even death has no cure for the ever elusive "acting bug".

Location and Map

301 North Baldwin Avenue, Arcadia, CA 91007

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