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Calendar of Cool: La Brea Tar Pits Sighted

Calendar of Cool: La Brea Tar Pits Sighted

On August 3, 1769, Spanish missionaries got their first glimpse of “tar geysers” near the present-day Miracle Mile District of Los Angeles. Today, these “geysers” are known as the La Brea Tar Pits. These pits are the result of the rare phenomenon of crude oil bubbling up to the surface of the earth. This oil

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