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 Caspar 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 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. 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 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); Carthay Circle (approx. 0.6 miles away); Jedediah Strong Smith Daniel O. McCarthy (approx. 0.7 miles away); Juan Bautista de Anza (approx. 0.7 miles away); "Snowshoe" Thompson (approx. 0.8 miles away); Rocha Adobe (approx. 2.3 miles away); Buster Keaton Studios (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Los Angeles.
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 28, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 2, 2012, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 536 times since then and 20 times this year. 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. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.