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Calexico in Imperial County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Camp Salvation

 
 
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By Michael Kindig, March 22, 2008
1. Camp Salvation Marker
Inscription. Here on September 23, 1849, Liet. Cave J. Couts, Escourt Commander, International Boundary Commission, established Camp Salvation. From September till the first of December 1849, it served as a refugee center for distressed emigrants attempting to reach the gold fields over the Southern Emigrant Trail.
 
Erected 1965 by California State Park Commission in cooperation with the City of Calexico and the John P. Squibob Chapter No. 1853, E Clampus Vitus. (Marker Number 808.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 32° 40.201′ N, 115° 29.595′ W. Marker is in Calexico, California, in Imperial County. Marker is at the intersection of East 5th Street and Heber Avenue, on the right when traveling west on East 5th Street. Touch for map. Marker is located south of Rockwood Plaza. Marker is at or near this postal address: 400 Block of East 5th Street, Calexico CA 92231, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Calexico Carnegie Library (within shouting distance of this marker); Hotel De Anza (approx. 0.2 miles away); United States Inspection Station
Camp Salvation Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig
2. Camp Salvation Marker
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Camacho's Place and Café (approx. 7.4 miles away); Women's 10,000 Club (approx. 9.2 miles away); Imperial Valley Press (approx. 9˝ miles away); Site of Rancho El Tecolote (approx. 9.9 miles away); Harold Bell Wright (approx. 9.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Calexico.
 
Categories. ExplorationForts, CastlesSettlements & Settlers
 
Camp Salvation Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, December 15, 2012
3. Camp Salvation Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 17, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page has been viewed 536 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 17, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.   3. submitted on December 21, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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