Jacumba, California: Concrete People In Hard Hats

Several concrete statues of people, outfitted with hard hats, stand guard on either side of a fenced property beside this desert highway.

Address:
43054 Old Hwy 80, Jacumba, CA
Directions:
2.5 miles west of Jacumba Hot Springs, on the north side of Old Hwy 80. Look for the grayish metal building set back behind a fence. The statues are near the black mailbox. Private property; no trespassing.
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Concrete figures.

Creepy Concrete People Statues

This odd assortment of cast concrete human statues, all dressed differently, stand outside a fenced property and are visible along Old Hwy 80 just west of Jacumba. I suspect they're intended to be scarecrows to ward off immigrants crossing the nearby Mexican border, but they could also simply be a roadside art project. There are over a dozen of them, some hiding further back in the hills. Best to view them from the highway without disturbing the property owners.

[Pea Hicks, 10/14/2020]

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