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#808:  Camp Salvation

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Location:

Rockwood Plaza, Sixth St E at Heber Ave, Calexico

32.670027,-115.49329

 

 

Plaque:

State Plaque

Notes:

None


From the Guidebook:

Here on September 23, 1849, Lieut. Cave J. Couts, Escort Commander, International Boundary Commission, established Camp Salvation. From September till the first of December 1849, it served as a refugee center for distressed emigrants attempting to reach the gold fields over the Southern Emigrant Trail.

Plaque placed by the California State Park Commission in cooperation with the City of Calexico and the Squibob Chapter, E Clampus Vitus, October 3, 1963.



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