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Tar pit #27
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Works Progress Administration Photo Collection
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Federal Writers' Project
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Tar pit #27 in the center of Hancock Park area contained the greatest amount of the sticky tar. Here it is seen still bubbling up. Tar pits form when crude oil seeps to the surface through fissures in the earth's crust. The light fraction of the oil evaporates, leaving behind the heavy tar, or asphalt, in sticky pools like this. Note the consistency of the tar.
1 photograph :b&w
Photographic prints
Works Progress Administration Collection
WPA 13 (1703) 4x5
Fossils--California--Los Angeles
La Brea Pits (Calif.)
Hancock Park (Los Angeles, Calif. : Park)
Works Progress Administration Collection photographs

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