Winterhaven, California: The Mound

A mysterious, medium-size mound in the desert is deliberate and zen garden-tidy, and accompanied by statues. Its purpose is unknown.

Address:
900-1098 Sidewinder Rd. N., Winterhaven, CA
Directions:
I-8 exit 164. Drive north two miles; the road becomes dirt after the solar farm. You'll see the Mound on the left.
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We came across this site while boondocking. We can't find any information on its purpose or instigators. There is a center quartz mound located inside a rock-lined keyhole pattern, and religious statues are in the corners in a squared off area. It is a deliberate construction, tidy and precise. I assume it is a memorial, but there is no ID. It is visible on Google Earth, where it is labeled "The Mound." I would like to know more.

[gigi, 01/07/2019]

It vaguely resembles, at least in style, the "Arm of God" sundial at Felicity. This appears to be on Felicity land, so it may be another of Jacques-Andre Istel's mysterious projects.


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