Chiriaco Summit in Riverside County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
The Chiriaco Family
Erected 2003 by Billy Holcomb Chapter No. 1069, E Clampus Vitus. (Marker Number 113.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Desert Training Center, and the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
Location. 33° Click for map. Marker is in front of the Chiriaco family home on the west side of the restaurant. The General Patton Memorial Museum is to the west and the Chiriaco Airstrip is to the east. Marker is at or near this postal address: 62450 Chiriaco Road, Indio CA 92201, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Contractors General Hospital (within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported missing); Desert Training Center (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named The Desert Training Center (about 500 feet away); Camp Young Airstrip (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Desert Training Center (about 600 feet away); Young Divisional Camp (approx. 3.8 miles away); Barren or Bountiful (approx. 6 miles away); Where Are The Joshua Trees? (approx. 8.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Chiriaco Summit.
Regarding The Chiriaco Family. [Chiriaco Summit]
Little did Joseph Chiriaco know what was in store for him in the desert of California when he moved here from Alabama in 1925. When General Patton moved into the Camp Young area he paid
Shaver's Summit was renamed Chiriaco Summit after Joseph L. Chiriaco established a gas station and store in 1934. Joseph Chiriaco first came to the desert as a surveyor for the future route of the Colorado River Aqueduct. When General Patton chose this area as his W.W. II training headquarters the Chiriaco business flourished. In the early 1820's Captain Jose Romero and a body of soldiers traveled from Mission San Gabriel to Sonora, Mexico in an unsuccessful attempt to open a land route through San Gorgonio Pass to Tucson. Later the Bradshaw trail followed Indian trails through the pass. SOURCE: Billy Holcomb Chapter 1069 35th Anniversary Plaque Book by Phillip Holdaway
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