Near Anza in Riverside County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Juan Diego Flats
Erected 1979 by Billy Holcomb Chapter No. 1069, E Clampus Vitus. (Marker Number 20.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Hispanic Americans • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list.
Location. 33° 35.657′ N, 116° 48.146′ W. Marker is near Anza, California, in Riverside County. Marker is on Juan Diego Flats Road, on the right when traveling east. Marker is located on Forest Service land in the San Bernardino National Forest. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Anza CA 92539, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hamilton School, Anza (approx. 7.8 miles away); Historic Lake Hemet Dam (approx. 9 miles away); Kenworthy (approx. 9.1 miles away); Jacob BergmanSpeed-of-Light Experiment (approx. 11.9 miles away); "Ramona" (approx. 12.1 miles away); Pochea Indian Village Site (approx. 12.1 miles away); De Anza Camp (approx. 13.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Anza.
Regarding Juan Diego Flats. Juan Diego and his wife were Mountain Cahuilla Indians who lived in this little valley near Bautista Creek. They had an adobe house and Juan Diego often took work at the town of San Jacinto. Considered by many to be "crazy," never dangerous, one day he mistakenly rode another man's horse home. That man confronted Juan Diego at his adobe for this mistake and shot him to death in front of his wife.
SOURCE: Billy Holcomb Chapter 1069 35th Anniversary Plaque Book by Phillip Holdaway
Also see . . . The Killing of Juan Diego: From Murder to Mythology. Little is known of Juan Diego's origins. It is generally agreed that he was a Cahuilla Indian, who lived in what was then the northern part of San Diego County. He worked seasonally as a sheep shearer, and did a variety of other menial jobs for white ranchers. But he (Submitted on December 20, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.)
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