Peg Leg Smith
Thomas L. Smith, better known as 'Peg Leg,' 1801-1866,
was a mountain man, prospector, and spinner of tall tales.
Legends regarding his lost gold mine have grown through
the years. Countless people have searched the desert
for its fabulous wealth. The gold mine possibly could be within a few
miles of this monument.
Plaque placed by the California State Park Commission in cooperation with the Borrego Springs Chamber of Commerce, October 9, 1960.