Old Salt Lake | Virtual Museum
Also see: Archive of Exhibits
Index of reports, analysis, projects, initiatives, etc.:
Historical Time and the Study Area
This report looks at the study area in terms of the historiography methodology of the influential French historian Fernand Braudel.
The Story is Quite Clear - 2
Clarifies the context of what happened to the natural resources at the Old Salt Lake site.
The Story is Quite Clear - 1
A critique of Robert Gillingham's 1961 book "The Rancho San Pedro".
Video: Untitled, Proof of Concept
A video of the study area.
The 1856 Depositions of Tomas Talamantes
This is a report about the meaning of the 1856 depositions of Tomas Talamantes.
The Story Begins With Water
This report is about the meaning of some handwritten text on an 1898 map.
Historic Context Statement
This report is about actual history of the Old Salt Lake site.
The Southern Western Pond Turtle and Vernal Pools
This report is about pond turtles and vernal pools in the project study area.
Artifact and/or Manuport?
This report is about a rock found on the beach.
Elevation Specifications for Clean up and Restoration
This report is about increasing the chance of there being an historic wetland park.
"For the Good of Humanity"
This report is about the "Fresh Air Camp" at the beach a hundred years ago for poor women and children.
About the 1903 subdivision of the ocean waterfront portion of the Blanton Duncan Ranch.
About the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey first order triangulation station established here in 1854 by George Davidson.
The Stone Boundary Marker Monument
A project to create replicas.
A history collection.
About plastic on the bluff and beach at "Torrance Beach".
The Redondo Steam Plant's original fresh water supply.
1965 Ken Johnson Interviews
In researching the history of Redondo Beach
Book: Old Salt Lake of Redondo, Part 1
Comprising actual history of the salt and fresh water extracted from the lake site.
The Old Indian Trail at Malaga Cove
Foot path to beach identified as continuously used for 6,800 years across (5) cultures.
1917 Frank Palmer Collection
Report on what happened to the 1917 Palmer Collection, the last known collection of Dr. F. M. Palmer, pioneer local collector of prehistoric objects, dentist.
The Oldest Mystery in the Land
For a long time people have been wondering about the source of the salt of the Old Salt lake in relation to the fresh water that was also right there.
The Great Sand Dune
Measurements of the exact height of the great sand dune that originally existed next to / immediately west of the Old Salt Lake.
The Redondo Salt Works Photo (1898-1906)
The classic Redondo Salt Works Photo is examined for what it can tell us.
A. K. Rutter
Some documents about a person who in 1903 obtained and exhibited local Indian artifacts and studied/commercialized the beach stones and shells of Redondo Beach.
Restoring a New Old Baseline - project
Grow food, store fresh water and create meaning.
Clay Aquitard - report
Shorebirds at Torrance Beach - report
Frog Songs at the Old Salt Lake - report