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Winterhaven City Historical Markers

Map of California State Historical Marker Locations in the City of Winterhaven

Winterhaven City Historical Markers

Winterhaven Churches
Mission La Purísima Concepción
In October 1780, Father Francisco Garcés and companions began Mission La Purísima Concepción. The mission/pueblo site was inadequately s... [click for more]

Winterhaven General Interest
Charley’s World of Lost Art
Twentieth Century Folk Art Environments (thematic historical marker). Charles Kasling began sculpturing near Andrade in 1967, and his creations now fi... [click for more]

Fort Yuma
Originally called Camp Calhoun, the site was first used as a U.S. military post in 1849. A fire destroyed the original buildings. By 1855 the barracks... [click for more]

Picacho Mines
Opened by placer miners after 1852, the gold mines expanded into hard rock quarrying by 1872. Picacho employed 700 miners at its peak from 1895 to 190... [click for more]

Plank Road
This unique plank road, seven miles long, was the only means early motorists had of crossing the treacherous Imperial sand dunes. The 8-by-12-foot sec... [click for more]