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- 217. Spring, San Bernardino County (N-12).—There is a spring near the southeast end of the Turtle Mountains, about 15 miles northeast of Brown's Well (No. 232) on the road to the West Well (No. 205). The water is good. 218. Palm Springs station, Riverside County (O-6).—Palm Springs is a station on the. Southern Pacific Railroad in the upper end of the colorado Desert. It is supplied with water from wells. This station should not be confused with Palm Springs proper, which lies at the base of San Jacinto Peak, 6 miles due south. (See No. 219.) 219. Palm Springs, Riverside County (O-6).—This is an agricultural settlement and health resort in the upper end of the Coachella Valley, about 6 miles south of Palm Springs station on the Southern Pacific Railroad, at an elevation of 455 feet (U. S. Geological Survey). The lands of the settlement are irrigated in part from these rather large springs, and in part from Whitewater river and the near-by canyons of the San Jacinto Mountains. There are a number of springs here, and some of them are thermal and medicinal. The settlement is named from the wild palms which grow in the vicinity. It is one of the most northerly points in the United States at which these plants are found native. 220. Palmdale, Riverside County (O-6).—This agricultural settlement, now largely abandoned, is about 2 1/2 miles southeast of Palm Springs, at an elevation of about 450 feet. Its irrigation was accomplished by utilizing a group of springs that give a good supply of water. 221. Magnesia Spring, Riverside County (O-6).—This is a spring of effervescing magnesia water in Magnesia Spring Canyon, about 15 miles west of Indio. The mouth of the canyon is about 2 miles southwest of the Indio road, which passes along the south side of Coachella Valley. A dim trail turns to the southwest from this main road at a point about 6 miles west of Indian Well (No. 234) and leads up to the spring. 222. Stubby Springs, Riverside County (O-7).—These springs are on a trail from Palm Springs station to what is known locally as the Thousand Palms Canyon. This canyon is at the southwest edge of the San Bernardino Range, about 18 miles north of Indio. The springs were opened by a freighter known locally by the nickname "Stubby," who made the trail into the canyon. 223. Lost Horse Spring, Riverside County (O-7).—This is a spring near the summit of the San Bernardino Mountains, about 6 miles east of the Thousand Palms Canyon. A pack trail leads to it. The spring takes its name from a mining company that at one time operated a 2-stamp mill there, using the water from the spring for the purpose.
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