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The Centinela Springs (Aguaje de Centinela or Aguaje de la Centinela) were a valued source of local spring water for Rancho Aguaje de la Centinela in Southern California. California Historical Landmark marker 363 is located at the corner of Centinela Ave. and Florence Blvd. in the city of Inglewood, California, in Edward Vincent Jr. Park (formerly Centinela Park). One of the monuments here, that dates to 1937, is one of "Archibald Garner's stoneworks created for this spring flowing since the Pleistocene era."

Centinela Springs
Centinela Springs monument 1.JPG
Location700 Warren Ln, Inglewood, California[1]
Reference no.363

Text of the two markers present on the site:[2]

  • "FROM TIME IMMEMORIAL GOD'S BLESSING OF SWEET WATER TO ALL HIS CREATURES | MARKED BY CALIFORNIA HISTORY AND LANDMARKS CLUB MARCH 2, 1939"
  • AGUAJE DE LA CENTINELA (CENTINELA SPRINGS) | ON THIS SITE BUBBLING SPRINGS ONCE FLOWED FROM THEIR SOURCE IN A DEEP WATER BASIN WHICH HAS EXISTED CONTINUOUSLY SINCE THE PLEISTOCENE ERA. PREHISTORIC ANIMALS, INDIANS, AND EARLY INGLEWOOD SETTLERS WER ATTRACTED HERE BY THE PURE ARTESIAN WATER. THE SPRINGS AND VALLEY WERE NAMED AFTER SENTINELS GUARDING THE CATTLE IN THE AREA. | CALIFORNIA REGISTERED HISTORICAL LANDMARK NO. 363 | PLAQUE PLACED BY THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND RECREATION IN COOPERATION WITH THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF CENTINELA VALLEY, OCTOBER 9, 1976.

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  1. ^ "Centinela Springs". California State Parks Office of Historic Preservation. Retrieved 17 August 2016.
  2. ^ "Aguaje de la Centinela: Centinela Springs (1937)" (PDF). Public Art. City of Inglewood. Retrieved 17 August 2016.