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Near Winterhaven in Imperial County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Picacho

 
 
Picacho Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Kindig, April 18, 2009
1. Picacho Marker
Inscription.  As Avi-Milikit of Quechen legends; Picacho noted Spanish arrival in 1640, lured Sonora miners after 1852, brought steamboats to its mining and milling port until 1910. Her mines were never worked to extinction, but Picacho became a squatter haven. In the 1960's, California made it a recreation area to preserve its rugged beauty forever.
 
Erected 1979 by Squibob Chapter E Clampus Vitus.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ExplorationIndustry & CommerceNotable Places. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1640.
 
Location. 33° 1.458′ N, 114° 37.077′ W. Marker is near Winterhaven, California, in Imperial County. Marker can be reached from Inter-Park Road. Picacho State Recreation Area North of Winterhaven, Imperial County. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Winterhaven CA 92283, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Picacho Mines (approx. 3.8 miles away); World War II Bridge Test Site
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(approx. 13.6 miles away in Arizona); Italians at the Yuma Test Branch (approx. 13.6 miles away in Arizona).
 
Picacho Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Kindig, April 18, 2009
2. Picacho Marker
Picacho State Recreation Area image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Kindig, April 18, 2009
3. Picacho State Recreation Area
Colorado River image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Kindig, April 18, 2009
4. Colorado River
Upper Dock image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Kindig, April 18, 2009
5. Upper Dock
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 13, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Elk Grove, California. This page has been viewed 650 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 13, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Elk Grove, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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