Miracle Mile Historical Photo Collection

Lowering a mammoth, 1968

A helicopter hovers over Howard Ball’s sculpture of a wooly mammoth stuck in the La Brea Tar Pits in an attempt to position the sculpture. A rope extends from the helicopter to the mammoth’s neck. Other ropes are taut on the surface. The helicopter whips up a circle of waves as it hovers. Photo caption reads: “A helicopter lowers a statue of a mammoth into the lake at La Brea Tar Pits today”. Photo dated: June 10, 1968. (Herald-Examiner Collection; Los Angeles Public Library)

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