A New Path to the Stone Age

Heritage Park, Santa Fe Springs July 1, 2013

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Tongva sweatlodge


Heritage Park in Santa Fe Springs CA. is a great place to take the family, bring a picnic lunch and learn a little something about the Gabrielino/Tongva people.  They also have a full sized train “Kids can even ring the bell”.  And a really cool museum.




Agua Caliente Cultural Museum April 5, 2012

Went to the Agua Caliente Cultural Museum it was smaller than I expected, but they are raising funds to build a new 110,000 sq. foot museum facility in the heart of Palm Springs.  They did have some nice baskets and artifacts belonging to the Cahuilla people.



The photos below were from a Heritage building next door.

Cahuilla Indian boy and woman grinding mesquite seed pods in a stone mortar.


Palm Springs Pictures

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Had a wonderful vacation in Palm Springs, CA.  Took some great pics of  the local flora and a few Indian artifacts.

These pics were taken at the Moorten Botanical Gardens on South Palm Canyon Drive.







Vacation April 2, 2012

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Hi everyone.   Going to Palm Springs, California with my  mom and dad, their dog Mr. Russel, my wife, two daughters, my niece and myself.   Hope to bring back some nice pictures.  I plan to visit the Agua Caliente Cultural Museum while I’m there.  They are supposed to have a nice display of baskets and artifacts belonging to the Cahuilla Indians who have lived in that region for over 3,000 years.

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Santa Barbara Day Trip March 18, 2012

My wife, daughter and myself took a day trip to Santa Barbara, California several years ago.  There is a lot to do there, we visited the Natural History Museum, Mission Santa Barbara, and the Santa Barbara Zoo.   I wanted to learn a little bit more about the Chumash people and the museum had a beautiful exhibit.


Whale skeleton at the entrance to the museum.              Pygmy mammoth found on Santa Rosa Island.


Chumash Artifacts


Chumash woman and man.


Curious Bluebird                                                                  Stream behind the museum.

Beautiful rose garden in front of Mission Santa Barbara.

My wife took a lot of these pretty pictures.


Ice Age Mammals March 15, 2012

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These are a few pics from the La Brea Tars Pits.   Wooly Mammoth, Ground Sloth, Prehistoric Bison.

Prehistoric Ground Sloth, and Bison


Southwest Museum Los Angeles March 14, 2012

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This is the tower at the Southwest Museum in Los Angeles.  It is the oldest museum in Los Angeles and houses one of the finest collections of Native American artifacts in existence.  Galleries here feature the Native American people from the Plains, Southwest, California, and the Northwest coast.   Unfortunately the museum is closed for restoration and is due to open in 2013.   This was one of my favorite places to visit.  I hope to visit again in 2013.

Outside the museum, there is a Spanish cannon in the lower left.  And downtown Los Angeles on the horizon.

Mortar stone and metate in the garden area.

One of the many dioramas at the museum.