The legacy began just after the turn of the 20th century, when adventurer Cabot Yerxa hand-dug two wells with a pick and shovel on his 160-acre homestead.One produced crisp cold water; the other, hot mineral water.Lest you think that time has forgotten the man who hit liquid gold on Miracle Hill, visitors may still celebrate the vision of Cabot Yerxa at Cabot’s Pueblo Museum.The four-story, 5,000-square-foot Hopi-inspired structure is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and had retained an enduring sense of dignity over the years.Cabot began construction in 1941 and worked on the homestead until his death in 1965.The pueblo is hand-built from reclaimed and found materials, much of which came from abandoned cabins that housed men who built the California aqueduct in the 1930s. Cabot fashioned and sun-dried all of the adobe-style bricks himself and you can almost feel his thoughtful dedication as you wander the atmospheric ruins.They purchased a lot on Pierson Boulevard and began a yearlong drive to finance the construction of a new library building.In 1956 the new building was dedicated and much of the labor on the building was donated by local residents.
Spa resorts represent many styles: Midcentury modern, Moroccan, restored hacienda, B & B, casual, classic, clothing optional, and more.
Parched adventurers can refresh with a glass of crisp municipal tap water from a supply that’s consistently rated among the purest on the planet — with multiple international medals to prove it!
Or, dunk into invigorating hot mineral spring water at one of the more than three dozen hotels and day spas offering a variety of relaxing ways to renew from the effects of the daily grind.
For all of these reasons, desert resort communities of Southern California have long been a magnet for day-trippers and urban escapists alike.
More than 150,000 travelers zoom along Interstate 10 every day.