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

Gus Lederer 1868-1932

 
 
Gus Lederer 1868-1932 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, January 13, 2011
1. Gus Lederer 1868-1932 Marker
Inscription.

Prospector
Burro Fancier
Vegetable Gardener
"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
Gus Lederer 1868-1932 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, January 13, 2011
2. Gus Lederer 1868-1932 Marker
Ragsdale at Aztec Wells next to his good friend Tommy Jones. The springs in the wash supplied water for Indians and the corn they raised. Many petroglyphs in the area indicate an earlier Indian presence and an ancient trail has been traced to the Mule Mountains near Blythe.
SOURCE: Billy Holcomb Chapter 1069 35th Anniversary Plaque Book by Phillip Holdaway
 
Categories. 20th CenturyNotable PersonsSettlements & Settlers
 
 
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 708 times since then and 63 times this year. Last updated on November 3, 2014, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. Photos:   1. submitted on December 17, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.   2. submitted on December 18, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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