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Yerxa's Discovery

County of Riverside
Historical Marker No. 054

Yerxa's Discovery
Cabot Yerxa, veteran of the Alaska Gold Rush of 1898, homesteaded 160 acres near here in 1913. By a hand-dug well, he discovered the extensive supply of underground hot water that in 1933 became the basis for the start of Desert Hot Springs. In 1941, he began this Pueblo-inspired home, the construction of which was his single-minded devotion until he died in 1965. 

Donated by Desert Hot Springs Improvement Association, April 26, 1981

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