Desert Tower

Desert Tower (HMXWF)

Location: Ocotillo, CA 92259 Imperial County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 39.543', W 116° 5.993'

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Bert Vaughn of Jacumba built the stone tower in 1922-23 to commemorate the pioneers and road and railroad builders who opened the area. In the 1930s W.T. Ratcliffe carved the stone animal figures which lurk in the rocks surrounding the tower, creating a fantasy world of surprise and strange beauty. This remarkable sculptural assemblage is one of California's exceptional folk art environments.
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HM NumberHMXWF
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series
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Marker Number939
Year Placed1984
Placed ByState Department of Parks and Recreation in, Imperial Valley Pioneer and Squibob Chapter, E Clampus Vitus
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 7:07am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 584408 N 3613848
Decimal Degrees32.65905000, -116.09988333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 39.543', W 116° 5.993'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 39' 32.58" N, 116° 5' 59.58" W
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Area Code(s)760
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1 In-Ko-Pah Park Rd, Ocotillo CA 92259, US
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