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Cabot Finds Thrill on Miracle Hill Excerpts from a History of Desert Hot Springs

Cabot Finds Thrill on Miracle Hill Excerpts from a History of Desert Hot Springs

Cabot had struck water 40 feet down in the sand, but it was hot — too hot to stand in — and, as he said, he had no money to buy boots. But if nothing else, Cabot was an ingenious soul. This, and his stubborn persistence, allowed him to be the first person to discover […]

On The Desert Since 1913

On The Desert Since 1913

Originally written for the Desert Sentinel [Article 11: September 28, 1951]   About this time Bob [Carr] and I learned how to witch for water, spending many hours with a witch stick walking over our claims. We started a well on a witched spot 200 feet from Bob’s cabin door, finding good water at 20 […]