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

Juan Diego Flats

 
 
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By Michael Kindig, September 11, 2010
1. Juan Diego Flats Marker
Inscription. In this valley a conflict between the culture of the Indian and the white man resulted in the death of Juan Diego (Alessandro of the play Romona) by the hands of Sam Temple.
 
Erected 1979 by Billy Holcomb Chapter No. 1069, E Clampus Vitus. (Marker Number 20.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
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. Touch for map. Marker is located on Forest Service land in the San Bernardino National Forest. Marker is in this post office area: Anza CA 92539, United States of America.
 
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 Bergman (approx. 11.3 miles away); Speed-of-Light Experiment (approx. 11.9 miles away); "Ramona" (approx. 12.1 miles away); Pochea Indian Village Site (approx. 12.1 miles away); San Carlos Pass (approx. 13.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Anza.
 
Regarding Juan Diego Flats.
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By Michael Kindig, September 11, 2010
2. Juan Diego Flats Marker
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 was best known among the locals for his occasional mental lapses that caused him to do erratic things. (Submitted on December 20, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.) 
 
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View of Anza from Juan Diego Flats Road image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, September 11, 2010
3. View of Anza from Juan Diego Flats Road
Juan Diego Flats image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, September 11, 2010
4. Juan Diego Flats
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 18, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page has been viewed 836 times since then and 80 times this year. Last updated on November 3, 2014, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 18, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.   3, 4. submitted on December 22, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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