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Miracle Mile’s Mastadons Restored and Returned


The Page Museum sent us this photo of the Wilshire area’s mama mammoth being hoisted above the largest of the La Brea Tar Pits. The full size replica of the mammoth (and her family) from the Pleistocene era have been repaired and put back in place. Many a young school child can again worry for the mama mammoth as she sinks into the hot tar pit sludge, calling out to her baby and mate on shore.

The Natural History Museum reports that the mastadon statues, which have been adorning the largest tar pit since the late 1960s, were removed for repair including cracks filled, tails redone, new paint and a new anchor for the half-submerged female.

If you’re in the mood for some Ice Age fun that supports the Page Museum, consider attending the Ice Age Hair Ball June 21st. The inaugural event will shine a spotlight on the world famous paleontological location and feature once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to participate in scientific discovery, all while celebrating the hairy Ice Age mammals who roamed this area 40,000 years ago. Guests are encouraged to wear highly stylized hair for the event — the more outrageous, the better. Watch the movie below for some hair-tastic ideas, reminiscent of the beasts that once roamed our local La Brea Tar Pits:




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Julie Grist
Julie Grist
Julie co-founded the Larchmont Buzz with fellow buzzer Mary Hawley in 2011 and served as Editor, Publisher and writer for the hive for many years until the sale of the Buzz in August 2015. She is still circling the hive as an occasional writer.

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