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#639:  Palm Spring

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Location:

North of Vallecito Creek Rd, 1.6 mi E of County Rd S2 (P.M. 43.1), Anza Borrego Desert State Park

32.91957,-116.218586

Plaque:

State Plaque

Links:

None

Notes:

Use caution on the dirt roads getting to the site. They are sandy, and a non 4-wheel drive can get stuck, as we found out.


Plaque Text:

Palm Spring

Here was a palm-studded desert resting place, 1826-1866, for Mexican pioneers, mountain men, the Army of the West, Mormon Battalion, boundary commission, forty-niners, railway survey, the Butterfield Overland Mail stages, and California Legion. It was the site of the Butterfield stage station built in 1858 by Warren F. Hall.

Plaque placed by the California State Park Commission in cooperation with the Fremont-Kearny Historians of Old San Diego, October 6, 1958.



©2009 David Schmitt