Miracle Mile Historical Photo Collection

La Brea Tar Pits, 1954

La Brea Tar Pits, 1954. Photograph caption dated March 10, 1954 reads “Lifelike statues of monsters who once roamed the meadows where Los Angeles now stands can be viewed a few minutes’ drive from the Valley at La Brea Park on Wilshire boulevard. These giant ground sloths are modeled after beasts who became mired in the La Brea Tar Pits.” (Valley Times Collection; Los Angeles Public Library)

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