Salvation Mountain

Salvation Mountain (HM25R8)

Location: Calipatria, CA 92233 Imperial County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 15.24', W 115° 28.374'

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This is the culmination of a personal religious intensity few mortals will ever experience. Started as a temporary monument to God's love in 1984 by Leonard Knight, it grew into the worldwide phenomenon you see before you.
Born on November 1, 1931 in Shelburne Falls, Vermont, Leonard found "religion" mid-life; he found frustration as well. All religions were too complicated for Leonard. He saw it all very simply: repent to Jesus Christ and be forgive of your sins. His struggle for simple faith took him across the United States to end up here in Niland: he never left. For just under 30 years, without benefits of electricity or running water, Leonard passionately labored daily to create a message for the world to hopefully see: "God is Love."
Embarrassed to call himself an artist, Leonard perfected his artistic technique using only what was at hand, what he could scrounge at the local dump and what as donated by the faithful or the curious. Leonard left the mountain November of 2011 and at the age of 82, went to meet his Mentor on February 10, 2014.
HM NumberHM25R8
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series
Year Placed2016
Placed BySalvation Mountain, Inc. and E Clampus Vitus, John P. Squibob Chapter #1853
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, March 2nd, 2018 at 4:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 642251 N 3680485
Decimal Degrees33.25400000, -115.47290000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 15.24', W 115° 28.374'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 15' 14.4" N, 115° 28' 22.44" W
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Area Code(s)760
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Beal Rd, Calipatria CA 92233, US
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