Desert View Tower
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Desert View Tower
Jacumba California (CA), Chrome unused

Description:
When the pioneers pushed west they found the southwest desert a struggle for man and beast. When they arrived at the tower site they could look back over the sandy wastes. The idea for the tower was conceived by Bert Vaughn, who owned the nearby town of Jacumba, and wanted to build a memorial to those hardy souls who pioneered this route to the sea. In near-by caves are weird creatures chiseled from granite boulders. The walls of the tower are four feet thick and has rocks in it from all countries in the world.


Desert View Tower and Caves, Boulder Park
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Desert View Tower and Caves, Boulder Park
Jacumba California (CA), Real Photo PM 1951 Feb-20



Desert View Cafe
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Desert View Cafe
Jacumba California (CA), Chrome unused

Description:
At the Tower. US Highway 80. 7 miles east of Jacumba.


View of Jacumba, California
Title:
View of Jacumba, California
Jacumba California (CA), Chrome PM 1981 Feb-8

Description:
An Indian name meaning 'hut by the water.' Famous for her Hot Springs on old Highway 80, only 200 yards from the Mexican border. JACUMBA is a former mail station on the Yuma Stage route established by James McCoy in 1852. He built a fort and at one time held off an attack of 500 Indians



Happy The Old Man Of The Mountain
Title:
Happy The Old Man Of The Mountain
Jagumba California (CA), Real Photo unused

Description:
Happy's pot of beans. Some folks load a table with meat, And others with garden greens; But the table where I want a seat Is where Happy is serving beans. I don't care for a banquet table Surrounded by kings and queens; Give me a box in the kitchen And a pot of Happy's beans. As we roll along the highway, Others may be watching the scenes; My thoughts are on the "Top of the Hill," Where I know Happy has beans. There's the flag at top of the pole, To me it fairly screams; "This is the end of the journey, Here awaits Happy with beans." You may have all your seafood, Roast beef and your pork; None of them are as good as Happy's beams heaped on a fork. Should I ever get to Heaven, Amid its glorious scenes, The most beautiful to me Will be Happy cooking beans. - Rattlesnake Bill Jacumba.


Cafe-Jacumba
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Cafe-Jacumba
Jacumba California (CA), Chrome unused

Description:
Jacumbo (Indian, hut by the water) is a resort only 200 yards from the Mexican border, with mineral springs. Jacumba was first a mall station on the Yuma route, established in 1852 by James McCoy. One time McCoy held off an Indian attack of 500 braves from a fort that he had built here. Jacumba is located on Highway 80, an old Spanish trail called Jornada de la Muerte (journey of death) and El Camono del Diablo (devil's Highway)



The Tower
Title:
The Tower
Jacumba California (CA), Chrome unused

Description:
Series B-323, S-7103-2 Desert View Tower- Highway 80. When the pioneers pushed west they found the southwest desert a struggle for man and beast. When they arrived at the tower site they could look back over the sandy wastes. The idea for the tower was conceived by Bert L. Vaughn, who owned the nearby town of Jacumba, and wanted to build a memorial to those hardy souls who pioneered this route to the sea. In near-by-caves are weird creatures chisleled from granite boulders. The walls of the tower are four feet thick and has rocks in it from all countries of the world




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