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Hancock Park

La Brea Pits

 
 
Hancock Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, September 1, 2012
1. Hancock Park Marker
Inscription.
Presented to
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
Hancock Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, September 1, 2012
2. Hancock Park Marker
(approx. 2.7 miles away); 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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Hancock Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, September 1, 2012
3. Hancock Park Marker
La Brea Tar Pits image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, September 1, 2012
4. La Brea Tar Pits
Woolly Mammoth (Mammuthus primigenius) image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, September 1, 2012
5. Woolly Mammoth (Mammuthus primigenius)
A mechanical woolly mammoth within the George C. Page Museum La Brea Discoveries.
Columbian Mammoth (Mammuthus columbi) image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, September 1, 2012
6. Columbian Mammoth (Mammuthus columbi)
Within the George C. Page Museum La Brea Discoveries.
La Brea Tar Pits image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, September 1, 2012
7. La Brea Tar Pits
Hancock Park 1953 image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, September 1, 2012
8. Hancock Park 1953
Courtesy of the George C. Page Museum Timline Wall
Hancock Park - view across the asphalt lake toward Wilshire Blvd. image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller
9. Hancock Park - view across the asphalt lake toward Wilshire Blvd.
- with full-sized reconstructions of mastodons from the Pleistocene epoch.
Captain G. Allan Hancock image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller
10. Captain G. Allan Hancock
Donor of Hancock Park
to the people of Los Angeles County
1916
Placed June 13, 1963
Captain G. Allan Hancock image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller
11. Captain G. Allan Hancock
Rancho La Brea National Natural Landmark Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller
12. Rancho La Brea National Natural Landmark Plaque
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Rancho La Brea
has been designated a
National
Natural Landmark
This site possesses exceptional value
as an illustration of the nation's natural
heritage and contributes to a better
understanding of man's environment.
1963
National Park Service
United States Department of the Interior
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 472 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on , by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California.   9, 10, 11, 12. submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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