Playa Vista Archeological Treasure
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Playa Vista Archeological Treasure

Playa Vista, CA, IOH's HQ, is rich in both natural and manmade archeology.

Playa Vista lays within the cradle of earliest Los Angeles civilization; human populations settled here 8,000 years ago at this point where the Los Angeles River meets the ocean.
Later, aviation found Playa Vista: "Just as the film industry was attracted to California early in its development, so aviation enthusiasts were quickly drawn to the sunny days and balmy weather that permitted more time aloft...It was not coincidental that the first national aviation meet was held" nearby.
In the 1940s, Howard Hughes and his Hughes Aircraft Company established their Playa Vista plant, where they built many aircraft throughout the World War II.
Among the greatest features of Playa Vista are the remaining Hughes buildings; they comprise the Hughes Industrial Historic District, including the hangar that held the Spruce Goose.
Statistical Research, Inc., has been the cultural resource management consultant for the Playa Vista project since 1989; it documented the significant Native American history, artifacts and remains of over 400 Native Americans found in Playa Vista: http://www.sricrm.com/projects/playa_vista.html
The City of Los Angeles conducted extensive studies prior to the development of Playa Vista, and many alterations were made reducing the footprint and preserving the wetlands. 
Dr. Marcy Rockman Video on Playa Vista
Hangar that held Spruce Goose still stands in Playa Vista.
Hangar that held Spruce Goose still stands in Playa Vista.
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Chicago World's Fair
Chicago World's Fair
Old Hughes air strip and buildings in Playa Vista.
Old Hughes air strip and buildings in Playa Vista.
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