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#750:  Peg Leg Smith Monument

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Location:

Henderson Canyon Rd, 1,000 ft N of Pegleg Rd, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

33.296133,-116.298213

Plaque:

State Plaque

Links:

Info about Peg Leg


Notes:

None


Plaque Text:

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.



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