Near Desert Center in Riverside County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Gus Lederer 1868-1932
"Mayor of Corn Springs"
Erected 1974 by Billy Holcomb Chapter No. 1069, E Clampus Vitus. (Marker Number 11.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
Location. 33° 37.5′ N, 115° 19.368′ W. Marker is near Desert Center, California, in Riverside County. Marker is on Corn Springs Road near Interstate 10, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. From the beginning of the dirt road it is 6.9 miles to the marker which is mounted on a rock next to the road and is easily missed. Marker is in this post office area: Desert Center CA 92239, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Corn Springs (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Eagle Mountain Iron (approx. 7.6 miles away).
Regarding Gus Lederer 1868-1932. Gus Lederer moved to the Chuckwalla Mountains and Pacific Mining District as it was known in 1915. He lived in a small cabin built by earlier miners until his death in 1932 from the bite of a black widow spider. He was buried by Desert Steve
SOURCE: Billy Holcomb Chapter 1069 35th Anniversary Plaque Book by Phillip Holdaway
Categories. • 20th Century • Notable Persons • Settlements & Settlers •
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