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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 Gaspar de Portolá
In August 3, 1769

Originally a portion of the Rancho La Brea
Granted by Governor Alvarado 1840

 
Erected 1940 by Californiana Parlor 247 Native Daughters of the Golden West. (Marker Number 170.)
 
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 at the intersection of Wilshire Blvd and Curson Avenue, on the left when traveling west on Wilshire Blvd. Touch 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 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Chester Stock, Ph.D. - Observation Pit (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Berlin Wall Segments
Hancock Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, September 1, 2012
2. Hancock Park Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Carthay Circle (approx. 0.6 miles away); Jedediah Strong Smith (approx. 0.6 miles away); Daniel O. McCarthy (approx. 0.7 miles away); Juan Bautista de Anza (approx. 0.7 miles away); "Snowshoe" Thompson (approx. 0.8 miles away); Portolá Trail 1769 (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Los Angeles.
 
More about this marker. This is California Historical Landmark No. 170
 
Categories. Natural FeaturesNatural ResourcesNotable EventsNotable Persons
 
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 Timeline 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
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 was last revised on November 29, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 2, 2012, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 556 times since then and 40 times this year. Last updated on November 28, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on September 2, 2012, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California.   9, 10, 11, 12. submitted on January 9, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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