Men digging out an eight-foot-long tusk of a mastodon, determined to be a large specimen of an Imperial Elephant. The fossil was discovered at the edge of the bluff just northwest of Malaga Cove School in April of 1927 by Dr. F.H. Racer of Lomita. The tusk was mounted in plaster of Paris and shellacked for exhibit in the Palos Verdes Project sales office at Malaga Cove.
13,000-Year-Old Bone With Mammoth Or Mastodon Carving May Be First In Western Hemisphere : The bone fragment, discovered in Vero Beach, Fla., contains an incised image about 3 inches long from head to tail and about 1 3/4 inches from head to foot. The bone was found by a fossil hunter near a location where human bones were found side-by-side with the bones of extinct Ice Age animals in an excavation from 1913 to 1916. Mammoths and mastodons had died out in the Americas by 13,000 years ago
Aerial view looking east, with Portuguese Point (center) and Inspiration Point (right.) According to Ralph Jester's notes on reverse of photo, "Vanderlip Cottage is left center, San Pedro Hill, top right. Levinson-Warner house is white house in center. Char's Hill (for Charlotte Vanderlip) is knoll and bluff just across road from Portuguese Point."