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Pearblossom in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

The Devil's Punchbowl

Department of Parks & Recreation, County of Los Angeles

 
 
The Devil's Punchbowl Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Baker, October 1, 2020
1. The Devil's Punchbowl Marker
Inscription.  The hills where you stand are a part of one of the world's geological wonders, The San Andreas Rift -- A great fault and earthquake zone.
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Because of the movements along this fault zone, the pink and tan colored Punchbowl rocks seen below have been compressed and folded, broken and faulted since they were deposited during Miocene time about 13 million years ago.
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Fossil remains of extinct animals discovered and collected in the surrounding Punchbowl rocks include a three-toed horse (Merychippus), an ancient skunk-like animal, a primitive camel, and a small-sized antelope, all of the late Miocene age.
 
Erected by Plaque donated by Automobile Club of Southern California.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsEnvironmentPaleontologyScience & Medicine.
 
Location. 34° 24.832′ N, 117° 51.49′ W. Marker is in Pearblossom, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker can be reached from County Route
The Devil's Punchbowl Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Baker, October 1, 2020
2. The Devil's Punchbowl Marker
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N6. At the end of route N6, eight miles south of Pearblossom Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pearblossom CA 93553, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 18 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mount Baden-Powell (approx. 6.6 miles away); West Fork Ranger Station (approx. 10.4 miles away); Vetter Mountain Fire Lookout (approx. 12.6 miles away); The Mount Wilson 100 Inch Telescope (approx. 17.3 miles away); The 100-Inch Hooker Telescope (approx. 17.3 miles away); Michelson Pier on Mount Wilson (approx. 17½ miles away); Benjamin Davis Wilson (approx. 17.6 miles away).
 
Additional keywords. Antelope Valley, Mojave Desert, San Gabriel Mountains, Angeles National Forest, Pearblossom
 
The Devil's Punchbowl Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Adam Margolis, September 28, 2014
3. The Devil's Punchbowl Marker
The Devil's Punchbowl image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Adam Margolis, October 18, 2014
4. The Devil's Punchbowl
Devil's Punchbowl image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Baker, October 1, 2020
5. Devil's Punchbowl
Temporarily closed after the 2020 Bobcat Fire.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 25, 2014, by Adam Margolis of Mission Viejo, California. This page has been viewed 483 times since then and 65 times this year. Last updated on March 20, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 20, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.   3, 4. submitted on November 25, 2014, by Adam Margolis of Mission Viejo, California.   5. submitted on October 20, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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Sep. 24, 2022