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Tongva Springs

Wounded Deer Springs

 
 
Tongva Springs Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, August 4, 2018
1. Tongva Springs Marker
Inscription. In 1776 Portola encamped at the springs, part of the Rancho San Vicente - Santa Monica, known as the: 1. Junipero Serra Springs; 2. El Berrendo; 3. San Gregorio; 4. San Vincente Springs. This site is on the El Camino Real route, used by the Mission Fathers and discovered by the Franciscan Missionary Priests and by Father Junipero Serra, who liked its waters, known by the Indian habitation as: 5. Wounded Deer Springs.
 
Erected 1976 by Sons of the American Colonists. (Marker Number 522.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Gaspar de Portolá Expedition marker series.
 
Location. 34° 2.702′ N, 118° 27.465′ W. Marker is in Los Angeles, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker can be reached from Barrington Boulevard 0.3 miles south of Wilshire Boulevard, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. The springs are on the grounds of University High School. Open on the first Saturday of the month, 10-3. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1439 Barrington Boulevard, Los Angeles CA 90025, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Address by President Lincoln (approx. 1.2 miles away); Douglas DC-3
Tongva Springs Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, August 4, 2018
2. Tongva Springs Marker
Marker is at the bottom of this photo, on the right. To the left is a marker placed by the high school in 1979, “Wounded Deer Springs”.
(approx. 2.2 miles away); Rapp's Saloon (approx. 3.1 miles away); Will Rogers Highway (approx. 3.2 miles away); Shotgun House (approx. 3.3 miles away); The Santa Monica Pier Carousel (approx. 3.3 miles away); Santa Monica Pier (approx. 3.3 miles away); Ocean Park Branch Library (approx. 3.3 miles away).
 
Regarding Tongva Springs. Also called Kuruvungna Springs by the Tongva themselves.

This is California Historic Landmark No. 522, “Serra Springs”.

The foundation holds an annual "Life Before Columbus" festival each October.
 
Also see . . .  Gabrielino Tongva Springs Foundation. (Submitted on May 25, 2014, by Larry A. Taylor of Los Angeles, California.)
 
Categories. ExplorationNative AmericansPaleontology
 
Sacred Tree, planted by the Tongva people. image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, August 4, 2018
3. Sacred Tree, planted by the Tongva people.
Tongva Sacred Springs Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry A. Taylor, November 13, 2013
4. Tongva Sacred Springs Marker
Tongva Sacred Springs Marker as seen from Sidewalk image. Click for full size.
By Larry A. Taylor, July 19, 2014
5. Tongva Sacred Springs Marker as seen from Sidewalk
Marker as seen from the sidewalk or Barrington Boulevard, from the north. To the right is the Tongva site and the campus of University High.
Stream from Tongva Sacred Springs image. Click for full size.
By Larry A. Taylor, October 2, 2011
6. Stream from Tongva Sacred Springs
Water flowing from Kuruvungna Springs, a small waterfall between ponds. This was during the Before Columbus Festival, Oct. 2, 2011. Seen are two children near the small waterfall, the greenery growing around the Springs. In the background are some of the Festival activities.
Tongva Sacred Springs Pool with Visitors image. Click for full size.
By Larry A. Taylor, October 2, 2011
7. Tongva Sacred Springs Pool with Visitors
One of the smaller of the springs on the site. Three visitors relax.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 27, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 25, 2014, by Larry A. Taylor of Los Angeles, California. This page has been viewed 618 times since then and 67 times this year. Last updated on August 20, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 20, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.   4. submitted on May 25, 2014, by Larry A. Taylor of Los Angeles, California.   5. submitted on October 14, 2014, by Larry A. Taylor of Los Angeles, California.   6, 7. submitted on May 25, 2014, by Larry A. Taylor of Los Angeles, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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