Los Angeles in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
La Brea Pits
The Citizens of Los Angeles County
In December 1916 by
Captain Allan Hancock
With a request that the scientific features be preserved
First historic reference to the tar pools
Recorded in the diary of Caspar dePortola'
In August 3, 1769
Originally a portion of the Rancho LaBrea
Granted by Governor Alvarado 1840
Erected 1940 by Californiana Parlor 247 Native Daughters of the Golden West. (Marker Number 247.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
Location. 34° 3.789′ N, 118° 21.323′ W. Marker is in Los Angeles, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is on Wilshire Blvd, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Located in the front of the museum within the circle of grass. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5801 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90036, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Chester Stock, Ph.D. - Observation Pit (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel The Hollywood Reporter (approx. 2.8 miles away); Award of Excellence KTLA-TV (approx. 2.8 miles away); Hattie McDaniel (approx. 2.8 miles away); The Helms Building (approx. 2.8 miles away); Site of the Pig' N Whistle (approx. 2.8 miles away); Site of Warner Pacific Theatre (approx. 3 miles away).
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