Mar 9, 2015

Slab City, East Jesus

My road trip around the Salton Sea eventually lead me to Slab City, a transient community for squatters, campers, and snowbirds in the Southern California desert. Just down the road from Salvation Mountain, I made my way to the art garden, better known as East Jesus. 

Slab City gets its name from the concrete slabs that remain from the barracks of Camp Dunlop that stood here in the 1940s and 1950s. In addition to the art installations of East Jesus, landmarks in the area include The Shoe Tree and The Range, where talent shows take place every Saturday night. Although my time in Slab City was brief, I had a lot of fun exploring and chatting with locals who seem to be enjoying life on the fringe.

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