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culture? The Allan Hancock Family of Los
Angeles Henry Hancock: New Hampshire Lawyer and
Surveyor…came to California for Gold Rush
Employed by 1860 as a surveyor for City of Los
Purchased Rancho La Brea in 1860 from Rocha
family, took full legal possession in 1877
Married Ida Haraszthy, SF family of Hungarian
Site intensively occupied from 1887 onwards Hancock Family
Hancock Henry Hancock
Ida Hancock Allan and Harry, born July 26, 1875 (Harry died in
Bertram, born April 11, 1877
Family used rancho sporadically til after Hancock’s death
…1883-1885, used it periodically, then Ida located to it
permanently from 1885 to 1898…boys lived there during
breaks from school, moved out 1909
Family used money from sale of brea to support selves
Rented land to Chinese farmers (located near China town) Ida Hancock Allen Hancock Views from Inside the
Hancock Mansion, built
at Vermont and
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- Spring '14