#0808 Camp Salvation


#0808 Camp Salvation

Site information:

Rockwood Plaza, Sixth St E at Heber Ave, Calexico

Nothing remains of this site, as far as I know.


Plaque information:

State plaque

Plaque text:

Camp Salvation

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.

Registered 10/5/1965