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Interesting landmark

One of the stops on our visit to Anza-Borrego area historic landmarks. Many RVs clustered around... read more

Reviewed 23 January 2017
Donald L
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Cotati
A Piece of History

This monument memorializes a prospector who epitomized the old culture of the desert. He was known... read more

Reviewed 28 May 2016
Cary L
,
San Diego, California
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Monument dedicated to the legendary mountain man, Thomas Long "Pegleg" Smith, and his lost gold mine. Site of the annual liars contest.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good33%
  • Average16%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
22 Jan 2017
“Interesting landmark”
27 May 2016
“A Piece of History”
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Borrego Springs, CA
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Reviewed 23 January 2017

One of the stops on our visit to Anza-Borrego area historic landmarks. Many RVs clustered around the area, but all seemed friendly.

Thank Donald L
Reviewed 28 May 2016

This monument memorializes a prospector who epitomized the old culture of the desert. He was known for telling tall tales of lost gold mines, and an annual liars' contest is held in his honor at the monument.

Thank Cary L
Reviewed 16 November 2015 via mobile

Came back to visit and found the rock pile getting higher . The mailbox log is still there and getting older. Walked around and little has changed.

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Reviewed 5 September 2014 via mobile

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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Reviewed 10 June 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...More

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Reviewed 9 January 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...More

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stubby10
Good day we might be Colarado in april was wondering when the date for peg lag Smith liars contest was on
19 December 2015|
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Response from Perkadventures | Reviewed this property |
First weekend in April - check with Borrego Springs Chamber of commerce
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