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Taken 12-Feb-14
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Natural asphalt (aka bitumen, pitch or tar - brea in Spanish) has seeped up from the ground in this area of what is now urban Los Angeles for tens of thousands of years. Over many centuries, the bones of animals trapped in the tar were preserved. The Page Museum is dedicated to researching the tar pits and displaying specimens of the animals that died there.