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Near Beaumont in Riverside County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Saahatpa

 
 
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By Craig Baker, March 29, 2019
1. Saahatpa Marker
Inscription.  Chief Juan Antonio and his band of Cahuilla Indians helped white settlers in the San Bernardino area defend their property and livestock against outlaws during the 1840s and 1850s. In late 1851, Juan Antonio, his warriors and their families, settled at nearby Saahatpa. During the winter of 1862-63, a smallpox epidemic swept through Southern California killing many Native Americans, including Juan Antonio. Cahuilla tradition asserts that the U.S. government sent Army blankets that were contaminated with smallpox. After this disaster, Saahatpa was abandoned.
 
Erected 1987 by California State Parks; Riverside County Historical Commission; and E Clampus Vitus. (Marker Number 749.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 33° 57.496′ N, 117° 1.17′ W. Marker is near Beaumont, California, in Riverside County. Marker can be reached from Interstate 10, 1.3 miles west of Oak Valley Parkway, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. The marker is in
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By Craig Baker, March 29, 2019
2. Saahatpa Marker
an abandoned rest area, not open to the public. Marker is in this post office area: Beaumont CA 92223, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Yucaipa Adobe (approx. 6˝ miles away); Yucaipa Rancheria (approx. 6˝ miles away); Banning Woman's Club Clubhouse (approx. 8.4 miles away); The Greenspot Market (approx. 9.1 miles away); Henry Harbinson Sinclair (approx. 9.1 miles away); Kimberly Crest (approx. 10.4 miles away); A.K. Smiley Public Library (approx. 11˝ miles away); Site of First Lugonia, Now Redlands, District School (approx. 11.8 miles away).
 
Categories. Native AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
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By Craig Baker, March 29, 2019
3. Saahatpa Marker
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on March 30, 2019. This page originally submitted on March 29, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 55 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 29, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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