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Also see: 1917 Frank Palmer Collection (report)
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High School Gets Valuable Gifts - Local Institution Is Added To By Local People
with Valuable Collections
Through the public spirit of Dr. F. M. Palmer, the Redondo Union High School now possesses one of the finest collections of Indian relics in southern California. The Palmer collection consists of rare tablets of Indian hieroglyphics, tools, implements, spear heads, knives, arrowheads, beads, bowls, mortars, pipes, axes, carved dogs, whales, fish hooks and hundred of other relics too numerous to mention. One stone knife is still cemented to the wooden handle by a bit of asphaltum. It is in the *[ same condition as when it was care- ] fully laid aside by an Indian housewife. Only one other similar specimen is known to exist and that is in the Smithsonian Institute of Washington, D. C.
The real significance of the gift to the high school lies in the fact that the entire collection with one or two exceptions has been found within the city limits of Redondo Beach. It is difficult to place money value upon such a collection. Those who have attempted to do so have named a sum requiring four figures to express.
Suitable cases are being constructed to properly display the collection which will be located in the corridor on the second floor of the Science Building.
Lectures by Dr. Palmer upon the Indians of this section soon will be in order.