Peg Leg Smith Historic Landmark #750

California Historical Landmark 750
Peg Leg Smith
Henderson Canyon Road
Anza-Borego Desert State Park

Peg Leg Smith
Thomas L. Smith, better known as 'Peg Leg,' 1801-1866, was a mountain man, prospector, and spinner of tall tales. Legends regarding his lost gold mine have grown through the years, and countless people have searched the desert for its fabulous wealth. The mine could be within a few miles of this monument.

Citation from California Office of Historic Preservation