Near Jacumba in Imperial County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Erected 1984 by State Department of Parks and Recreation in, Imperial Valley Pioneer and Squibob Chapter, E Clampus Vitus. (Marker Number 939.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
Location. 32° 39.543′ N, 116° 5.993′ W. Marker is near Jacumba, California, in Imperial County. Marker can be reached from In-Ko-Pah Park Road west of Interstate 8. Touch for map. Take the In-Ko-Pah Park Road exit off of Interstate 8 and follow it north until the end. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 In-Ko-Pah Park Road, Jacumba CA 91934, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mountain Springs Station Site (a few steps from this marker); Jay C. von Werlhof De Anza Overlook (approx. 11.8 miles away).
More about this marker. This marker is near the border of San Diego and Imperial Counties. The marker and tower are located in Imperial County and the town is located in San Diego County.
Also see . . . The Desert View Tower and Bolder Park. On clear, desert nights the Desert Tower's lights hang in the western sky like stars. Perhaps it is fitting that the lighthouse-like tower, located in In-ko-pah on the western edge of Imperial County, should stand sentry 3,000 feet above the Imperial Valley. Nestled in a forest of sheltering boulders, the granite tower stands where a way station once offered solace to weary travelers.
Just outside the tower is Boulder Park. Here you can see huge granite snakes, lizards, and a human skull that were chiseled from boulders during the Great Depression. (Submitted on December 6, 2011.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 5, 2011, by Dean Whittle of San Diego, California. This page has been viewed 875 times since then and 64 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15. submitted on December 6, 2011, by Dean Whittle of San Diego, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.