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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.

43054 Old Hwy 80, Jacumba, CA
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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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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