Near Mecca in Riverside County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
The Salton Sea
Apri 12, 1955
Erected 1996 by Billy Holcomb Chapter No. 1069, E Clampus Vitus in Cooperation with the State Department of Parks and Recreation. (Marker Number 84.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1905.
Location. 33° 30.224′ N, 115° 54.893′ W. Marker is near Mecca, California, in Riverside County. Marker can be reached from State Park Road. The marker is located on the right-hand side of the entrance to the Visitor Center of the Salton Sea State Recreation Area Headquarters Campground. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 State Park Road, Mecca CA 92254, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. North Shore Beach & Yacht Club (approx. 1.7 miles away); Shaver's Well (approx. 7.9 miles away); Young Divisional Camp (approx. 13.3 miles away); Desert Training Center (approx. 15˝ miles away); a different marker also named The Desert Training Center (approx. 15˝ miles away); a different marker Desert Training Center (approx. 15˝ miles away); 33-barreled Organs (approx. 15.6 miles away); California-Arizona Maneuver Area (approx. 15.6 miles away).
More about this marker. During World War II a U.S. Naval Base was established on the south-western shore near present-day Salton City. On February 4, 1999 a WWII era, barnacle-encrusted Grumman Avenger airplane was discovered by Riverside County Sheriff's divers while searching for the missing plane of an elderly couple who crashed on December 25, 1999 into the Salton Sea. The Plaque erection and dedication were in cooperation with the State Department of Parks and Recreation.
SOURCE: Billy Holcomb Chapter 1069 35th Anniversary Plaque Book by Phillip Holdaway
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 19, 2013, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page has been viewed 681 times since then and 15 times this year. Last updated on November 3, 2014, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 19, 2013, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. 4. submitted on October 13, 2014, by Doreen Thomson of Calgary, Alberta Canada. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.