Toveemur or Toveemor Rock- “Our first Singer & Dancer of the Tongva Nation, that was turned to stone.”
This is a National Treasure, at the very least a very important and sacred site to our people.
We need help putting this on the National & State record as a Historical Sites. Please support this effort. (the double ee is a long vowel, our vowels are like spanish)

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Motiee MoMoot Mahhay/Sutimiv-Pa'alat/Sutimiv Pa'alat/
Jacob Gutierrez Executive Director of Keepers of Indigenous Ways

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“Because of the Harrington Notes, we are able to Document this rock, vital information to our Tongva Heritage.”
 

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Toveemur: 2008, Pt. Vicente area, Palos Verdes, California. Photo by Bill McCawley.

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Toveemur Rock:early 1900's picture taken by JPHarrington, Pt. Vicente area, Palos Verdes, Calif.

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Toveemur: 2008, Point Vicente area, Palos Verdes, California. Photo by Bill McCawley.

Learn more by purchasing Bill McCawley's Book "The First Angelinos" at the Pt. Vicente Interpretive Center or schedule a talk from one of our Cultural Educators by calling 310/464-1821
 
 

We  celebrate our reconnection to the "Toveemur Totaa/Rock"- Every Summer Solstise in June. This is part of spiritual journey. Join us as we celebrate this momentus occasion by visiting the site, when you have the opportunity. You might want to say a prayer or sing a song or just enjoy this gorgeous area.
Point Vicente/in the "Village of Toveemonga" the City of Rancho Palos Verdes,
East of Point Verdes, off Palos Verdes Dr. South. This Scenic point welcomes those
who make the effort and follow a dirt trail leading down to the rocky beach. Parking
and restrooms are available on the bluff above. Anemone, porcelain crab and
nudibranch habitat make this a popular cove for diving. Anglers shore fish for bass,
surf perch, and rockfish. Toveemonga = Village of the Little Brush Rabbits or Village of the Dolphins
 
Point Vicente Lighthouse-It was built in 1926 by the US Lighthouse Service. Point Vicente was named in 1792 by English explorer George Vancouver in honor of his friend Father Vicente Santa Maria of Mission San Buenaventura. The priest accompanied Vancouver on one of his expeditions along the West Coast. The light house had a steam powered fog horn that could be heard for miles. In 1934 a radio station joined the lighthouse and foghorn. The lighthouse had civilian keepers until the US Coast Guard took over operations in 1939. During World War II, the 1,000 watt bulb with its 20 mile visibility was replaced with a scant 25 watt light and blackout curtains to minimize the chance of an enemy attack on lighthouse. After W.W.II, sightings at the lighthouse of a mysterious lady in a white flowing gown began emerging among the locals. The popular story was that the woman was in search of her love who was lost at sea. When she realized that he was not going to return she took her own life by jumping fro the lighthouse or from the nearby cliff. Of course, there is no known record of a woman committing suicide on the property.* The ghostly apparitions were likely caused by an unusual reflection of the light as it rotated. In 1971, the lighthouse and foghorn operations were automated. In 1981, the radio station was decommissioned. The Coast Guard still staffs the lighthouse and it is open the second Saturday of each month (except March) from 10AM to 3PM. John R. Kielbasa 
    * Interesting note we Tongva have a story about how the "Wavy Top Shell" came into being and the 2 sisters that jumped off the cliff, so possible tie in with ghost of the lighthouse?  
 
 

 

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