Dr. Paul Carlson Memorial Park

Dr. Paul Carlson Memorial Park (HMXQC)

Location: Culver City, CA 90232 Los Angeles County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 0.831', W 118° 23.914'

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First Park in Culver City

This land was first traversed by Native Americans, called Tongva, (later known as the Gabrielinos). Under Spanish rule, it was settled as a portion of Rancho La Ballona. After Culver City was incorporated in 1917, the property became a horseracing track (1923-24), and in 1924, a reported 50,000 people attended the opening of "The Speedway," a board racetrack.

This section was designated as "Victory Park," the first park in Culver City in 1927. The name was changed in 1964 by the city council to honor United States medical missionary Dr. Paul Carlson, who was born in Culver City in 1928. Dr. Carlson was killed in 1964 while serving in the Republic of the Congo and he was survived by his wife and two children. In 1993, President William Jefferson Clinton addressed Culver City citizens in this park on health care.
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HM NumberHMXQC
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Marker Number12
Year Placed2010
Placed ByCulver City Historical Society
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Date Added Friday, September 19th, 2014 at 3:29pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 370861 N 3764573
Decimal Degrees34.01385000, -118.39856667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 0.831', W 118° 23.914'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 0' 49.86" N, 118° 23' 54.84" W
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Area Code(s)310, 818, 323, 424
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4200-4212 Le Bourget Ave, Culver City CA 90232, US
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