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Anza-Borrego Desert State Park in San Diego County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Peg Leg Smith

 
 
Peg Leg Smith Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Kindig, May 18, 2008
1. Peg Leg Smith Marker
Inscription.  Thomas L. Smith, better known as "Peg Leg" Smith, 1801-1866, was a mountain man, prospector, and spinner of tall tales. Legends regarding his lost mine have grown through the years. Countless people have searched the desert looking for its fabulous wealth. The gold mine possible could be within a few miles of this monument.
 
Erected 1960 by California State Park Commission in cooperation with Borrego Springs Chamber of Commerce. (Marker Number 750.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmarks series list.
 
Location. 33° 17.773′ N, 116° 17.884′ W. Marker is in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, California, in San Diego County. Marker can be reached from Henderson Canyon Road north of County Highway S22. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Borrego Springs CA 92004, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 18 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. San Gregorio (approx. 5.4 miles away); The Anza Trail
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(approx. 6.4 miles away); Santa Catarina (approx. 9.8 miles away); Los Puertecitos (approx. 15˝ miles away); Vallecito-Butterfield Stage Station (approx. 17.2 miles away); San Felipe (approx. 17.2 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Thomas Long 'Peg Leg' Smith (1801 - 1866) - Find A Grave Memorial. (Submitted on January 17, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Elk Grove, California.)
 
Peg Leg Smith Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Kindig, May 18, 2008
2. Peg Leg Smith Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 7, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 13, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Elk Grove, California. This page has been viewed 1,517 times since then and 150 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. 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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