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Near Desert Center in Riverside County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Corn Springs

 
 
Corn Springs Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, March 16, 2013
1. Corn Springs Marker
Inscription. Mortar holes and rock paintings mark this as a one time Indian habitation. Gold and silver prospectors found the spring flowing as late as the 1920s. One of them, Gus Lederer, gave up roving and became known as "Mayor of Corn Springs." He lived in a cabin, grew vegetables, left the area clear of litter and assisted travelers.
 
Erected by County of Riverside. (Marker Number 14.)
 
Location. 33° 37.523′ N, 115° 19.429′ W. Marker is near Desert Center, California, in Riverside County. Marker is on Corn Springs Road, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is located in the Corn Springs Campground. Marker is in this post office area: Desert Center CA 92239, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gus Lederer 1868-1932 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Eagle Mountain Iron (approx. 7.6 miles away); 36th Evacuation Hospital (SM) (approx. 9.1 miles away but has been reported missing).
 
Categories. Native AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
Corn Springs Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, March 16, 2013
2. Corn Springs Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page has been viewed 282 times since then and 15 times this year. Last updated on , by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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