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Tongva Sacred Springs

 
 
Tongva Sacred Springs Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry A. Taylor, November 13, 2013
1. Tongva Sacred Springs Marker
Inscription.
Home of the
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);
Tongva Sacred Springs Marker as seen from Sidewalk image. Click for full size.
By Larry A. Taylor, July 19, 2014
2. Tongva Sacred Springs Marker as seen from Sidewalk
Marker as seen from the sidewalk or Barrington Boulevard, from the north. To the right is the Tongva site and the campus of University High.
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. ExplorationNative AmericansPaleontology
 
Stream from Tongva Sacred Springs image. Click for full size.
By Larry A. Taylor, October 2, 2011
3. Stream from Tongva Sacred Springs
Water flowing from Kuruvungna Springs, a small waterfall between ponds. This was during the Before Columbus Festival, Oct. 2, 2011. Seen are two children near the small waterfall, the greenery growing around the Springs. In the background are some of the Festival activities.
Tongva Sacred Springs Pool with Visitors image. Click for full size.
By Larry A. Taylor, October 2, 2011
4. Tongva Sacred Springs Pool with Visitors
One of the smaller of the springs on the site. Three visitors relax.
 
 
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.
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