Thursday, March 16, 2017

Lake Asphalt, La Brea, Trinidad

The Universal World Reference Encyclopedia.  Chicago:  Consolidated Book Publishers, 1946.

Below, from The Petroleum Handbook.  Compiled by Members of the Staff of the Royal Dutch Shell Group.  Third Edition.  (London: The Shell Pretroleum Company Limited, 1948):

Lake Asphalt is still going strong.  Click here to read the legends of the lake.  They include the following:

Believe it or not, in 1928, a huge tree, estimated to be four thousand (4000) years old arose from the middle of the lake to a height of about ten (10) feet before slowly sinking again. A cross-section of the tree was severed for posterity.

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