Wednesday, March 2, 2011
The Eagle Rock Itself!
Here it is! I grew up believing the "Indian Legend" that the indentation on the rock was made when a giant eagle that was carrying away a child crashed into it. Since then I've heard many other possible origins for the name over the years, and certainly the profile is reminiscent of a beak! The Eagle Rock is a source of pride for many of us, and was dedicated by the City of Los Angeles in 1962. In the 1980s a developer threatened to build apartments around the Rock. The community rallied together and got the city to purchase the property below the Rock and make it a little park.