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Pegleg Smith Monument

Borrego Springs, CA
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Description: Monument dedicated to the legendary mountain man, Thomas Long "Pegleg" Smith, and his lost gold mine. Site of the annual liars contest.
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Banning, Ca
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218 reviews 218 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

First lookup PegLeg Smith on internet for history. Location is just north of the airport (Borrego) on Ferguson road. You have to drive on dirt/sand to get to the monument. Found on right side. Very interesting

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Adirondack, New York
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89 reviews 89 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2012

The only interest I had in this place is a trailhead for a nice ascending hike to Coyote Mountain. It is located 5 miles from Christmas Circle of the town. There were many RV's parked when I hiked in the beginning of April but I never saw anyone attempting to hike this trail. Actually during my annual visits to Anza... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2002

In the winter I, and a number of other full-time RVers--we live and travel in our recreational vehicles all year--hang out at Pegleg's corner. It is on the edge of Anza-Borrego State park, but is privately owned. There are NO facilities--you provide for yourself, and whatever you pack in you pack out. The issue is privacy and quiet--people try to... More

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