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

Kenworthy

 
 
Kenworthy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Chris Bell, February 12, 2011
1. Kenworthy Marker
Inscription. Lured by the promise of rich gold ore in the nearby Tahquitz Mining District, Harold Kenworthy arrived in Hemet Valley (now Garner Valley) in 1896 to establish the mining town he called Kenworthy. It was a thriving community with a store, hotel, school, and Post Office and supported a population of 200 for a few short years. A sawmill, assay office, and stamp mill were located above the town. However, the mines produced only a fraction of their promised riches, and soon expenses greatly exceeded income. Harold Kenworthy had been a victim of fraud--oldtimers claimed that the ore had been "salted" (altered). He sold his interest in his Corona mining and milling company, for which he had paid over $50,000 for only ten dollars. By 1901 all but a few of the residents had moved on. Nothing remains today at the townsite which lies about 5 miles northwest of this marker.
 
Erected 2007 by Billy Holcomb Chapter No. 1069 of the Ancient and Honorable Order of E Clampus Vitus. (Marker Number 132.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 33° 39.648′ N, 116° 40.021′ W. Marker is near Mountain Center, California, in Riverside County. Marker is on Pines
Kenworthy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Chris Bell, February 12, 2011
2. Kenworthy Marker
to Palms Highway (California Route 74) north of Forest Route 6S13, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Anza CA 92539, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Historic Lake Hemet Dam (approx. 0.8 miles away); Hamilton School, Anza (approx. 7.3 miles away); Speed-of-Light Experiment (approx. 8.2 miles away); Juan Diego Flats (approx. 9.1 miles away); McCallum House (approx. 13 miles away); Oasis Hotel (approx. 13.2 miles away); Plaza Theatre (approx. 13.2 miles away); Welwood Murray Memorial Library (approx. 13.2 miles away).
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page has been viewed 448 times since then and 3 times this year. Last updated on , by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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