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 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 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 Features • Natural Resources • Notable Events • Notable Persons •
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 568 times since then and 4 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.