Los Angeles in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Tongva Sacred Springs
Gabrielino Tongva People
Erected by Cultural Heritage Board. (Marker Number 522.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Juan Caspar de Portolá Expedition marker series.
Location. 34° 2.714′ N, 118° 27.442′ W. Marker is in Los Angeles, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is on Barrington Boulevard near Ohio Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. The Gabrielano Tongva Springs Foundation is on the grounds of University High School, Los Angeles. The foundation has several buildings and a parking lot, accessed from Barrington Boulevard. 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. Rapp's Saloon (approx. 3.1 miles away); Will Rogers Highway (approx. 3.2 miles away but has been reported missing); Santa Monica Pier (approx. 3.3 miles away); The Santa Monica Pier Carousel (approx. 3.3 miles away); La Ballona School (approx. 3.5 miles away); St. Augustine's Church (approx. 3.7 miles away); American Legion Building (approx. 3.7 miles away); Veterans Memorial Building (VMB) (approx. 3.8 miles away).
More about this marker. The marker is on Barrington Boulevard (and the location above has been corrected to be that of the marker).
Regarding Tongva Sacred Springs. The latitude and longitude of the spring itself is 34.04503N 118.45834W.
Also called Serra Springs, and called Kuruvungna Springs by the Tongva themselves.
The Portola Expedition of 1769 camped there.
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. • Exploration • Native Americans • Paleontology •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 25, 2014, by Larry A. Taylor of Los Angeles, California. This page has been viewed 520 times since then and 43 times this year. Last updated on June 14, 2014, by Larry A. Taylor of Los Angeles, California. Photos: 1. submitted on May 25, 2014, by Larry A. Taylor of Los Angeles, California. 2. submitted on October 14, 2014, by Larry A. Taylor of Los Angeles, California. 3, 4. submitted on May 25, 2014, by Larry A. Taylor of Los Angeles, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.