Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Pine Valley in San Diego County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Buckman Springs

 
 
Buckman Springs Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 31, 2015
1. Buckman Springs Marker
Inscription. Not far from here, Amos Buckman (1820 – 1898) discovered what is known today as Buckman Springs. After spending time in the Napa Valley following his arrival from Massachusetts, he moved his family to San Diego in 1871. The Buckmans eventually settled near here after Amos heard of a natural spring in the area. He located the spring and built a house and barn nearby On September 27, 1881, Amos Buckman was awarded a homestead of 160 acres. Analysis of the water showed it was naturally carbonated with lithia, potassium, sodium, calcium sulfates and carbonates, magnesium and iron. News of the find soon spread and people came. A campground and cabins were built; later a small hotel and country store were added to accommodate the visitors. Amos Buckman found both a process and investor to bottle the fizzy health drink he called “Buckman Springs Lithia Water”, which his customers bought by the case.
 
Erected 2008 by Placed in cooperation with the descendants of Amos Buckman, the Cleveland National Forest and the California Department of Transportation by The Ancient and Honorable Order of E Clampus Vitus, John P. Squibob Chapter #1853.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location.
Buckman Springs Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 31, 2015
2. Buckman Springs Marker
32° 45.463′ N, 116° 29.038′ W. Marker is near Pine Valley, California, in San Diego County. Marker can be reached from Interstate 8 at milepost 51. Click for map. Marker is just south of the rest rooms, on a large boulder, in the center of the rest area. Marker is in this post office area: Pine Valley CA 91962, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hatfield – The Rainmaker (approx. 5.6 miles away); Campo Stone Store (approx. 10.3 miles away); Descanso Town Hall (approx. 10.3 miles away).
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 238 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
Paid Advertisement