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Chiriaco Summit, California Historical Markers

 
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By Barry Swackhamer, October 27, 2016
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California (Riverside County), Chiriaco Summit — 33-barreled Organs Leonardo da Vinci Weapons of War & Invention
Near Chiriaco Road near Summit Road, on the right when traveling west.
The way Leonardo da Vinci saw it, the problem with cannons of the time was that they took far to long to load. His solution to that problem was to build multi-barreled guns that could be loaded and fired simultaneously. This idea forms the . . . — Map (db m99299) HM
California (Riverside County), Chiriaco Summit — California-Arizona Maneuver Area Headquarters of General George Patton 1942 —
Near Chiriaco Road near Summit.
Training troops in desert warfare in preparation for Operation "Torch." The invasion of German held North Africa. The world's largest military installation, training 60 divisions and more than one million soldiers. — Map (db m99284) HM
California (Riverside County), Chiriaco Summit — 106 — Camp Young Airstrip Camp Young - Headquarters Desert Training Center California-Arizona Maneuver Area —
On Chiriaco Road, on the right when traveling west.
The Camp Young Airstrip was established at this site in March 1942 by order of General George S. Patton. It was used to provide Camp Young with supplies and other essential material. It supported air transportation for the command staff of the . . . — Map (db m78550) HM
California (Riverside County), Chiriaco Summit — Cannons Leonardo da Vinci Weapons of War & Invention
Near Chiriaco Road near Summit Road, on the right when traveling west.
It was in 1346 that the English first used cannons which, propelled by exploding gunpowder, fired stone balls. Despite this, progress in that area of military weaponry was not fast, and it was here Leonardo's particularly applied his thinking. This . . . — Map (db m99298) HM
California (Riverside County), Chiriaco Summit — Catapults Leonardo da Vinci Weapons of War & Invention
Near Chiriaco Road near Summit Road, on the right when traveling west.
The basic design of the catapult had been in use for hundreds of years before da Vinci embarked on improving it. He actually came up with different models. This particular design used a double leaf spring to produce an enormous amount of energy in . . . — Map (db m99294) HM
California (Riverside County), Chiriaco Summit — Coachella Valley Recipients Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients United States of America —
On Chiriaco Road.
“For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of life above and beyond the call of duty..” Colonel Mitchell Paige, U.S. Marine Corps, October 26, 1942 Hospital Corpsman First Class Robert E. Bush, U.S. Navy, May 2, 1945 . . . — Map (db m108612) WM
California (Riverside County), Chiriaco Summit — 985 — Desert Training Center California Arizona Maneuver Area
Near Chiriaco Road (Business Interstate 10) just north of Summit Road, on the left when traveling east.
The D.T.C was established by Major General George S. Patton Jr. in response to a need to train American combat troops for battle in North Africa during World War II. The camp, which began operation in 1942 covered 18,000 square miles. It was the . . . — Map (db m50700) HM
California (Riverside County), Chiriaco Summit — 94 — Desert Training Center California-Arizona Maneuver Area Veterans Memorial —
On Chiriaco Road, on the right when traveling west.
This monument is dedicated to the men and women of the United States Army who were trained here at the Desert Training Center during World War II. — Map (db m78559) HM
California (Riverside County), Chiriaco Summit — Romero Pass Bradshaw-Grant Pass
On Chiriaco Road near Summit Road, on the right when traveling west.
California-Arizona Route 1824 — Map (db m99274) HM
California (Riverside County), Chiriaco Summit — Scythed Chariots Leonardo da Vinci Weapons of War & Invention
On Chiriaco Road near Summit Road, on the right when traveling west.
There are several designs for horse-drawn scythed chariots among Leonardo's sketches. The first involved the use of four large scythes which were mounted in a manner similar to helicopter blades. Leonardo was a peaceable man who despised war, . . . — Map (db m99297) HM
California (Riverside County), Chiriaco Summit — 992 — Site of Contractors General Hospital
Near Chiriaco Road, on the right when traveling west. Reported missing.
In 1933, Dr. Sidney R. Garfield opened Contractors General Hospital six miles west of here. His modest facility successfully delivered health care to Colorado River Aqueduct workers through a prepaid insurance plan. Later, in association with . . . — Map (db m81829) HM
California (Riverside County), Chiriaco Summit — 113 — The Chiriaco Family
On Chiriaco Road, on the right when traveling east.
Joseph L. Chiriaco came to California from Alabama in 1925. His work as a surveyor for the Los Angeles Bureau of Water and Power and later for the Metropolitan Water District on the Colorado River aqueduct, begun in 1931, brought him to the desert . . . — Map (db m78543) HM
California (Riverside County), Chiriaco Summit — The Desert Training Center
Near Chiriaco Road north of Interstate 10, on the left when traveling east.
[This is a four sided monument displaying three different markers:] Front - Facing West: Desert Training Center * Camp Young * Maj. Gen. George S. Patton Jr., U.S. Army, selected Camp Young as headquarters site for the Desert . . . — Map (db m32139) HM

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