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Cottonwood Spring Review

Home to the native Cahuilla people for centuries, this spring provided water for travelers and early prospectors. The area, which supports a large stand of fan palms, is a stop for migrating birds and a winter water source for bighorn sheep. A number of gold mines were located here, and the area still has some remains, including an arrastra (a gold ore–grinding tool) and concrete pillars.

Updated: 10-21-2013

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