“Before settling in the California desert, Cabot Yerxa led an adventurous life, traveling to Mexico, Cuba, Alaska and Paris.
In 1913 Cabot homesteaded 160 acres in what is now Desert Hot Springs. Pressed for water, he dug a well with pick and shovel, discovering the now famous hot mineral waters of Desert Hot Springs. Nearby, through a second well, he discovered the pure cold water of the Mission Springs Aquifer. These two wells, hot and cold, give the area its name – Miracle Hill.
Cabot began construction on his pueblo-style home in 1939 and worked on it until his death in 1965 at the age of 81. The Pueblo was abandoned after Cabot’s death.
A Desert Hot Springs businessman and acquaintance of Cabot Yerxa, Cole Eyraud (1921 -1996), purchased the property and helped restore the Pueblo to its historic state.”
There’s so much more to learn about him once you take the tour it’s almost too much! Kaylie and I took the tour and spent a few hours there. Cabot Pueblo Verxa helped people, who came into that area, learn more about the Indians He had a passion and love for the local Indians, it was so inspiring. We were able to take a tour of the grounds, which are the pictures below, and of the inside of his museum and house, but I wasn’t able to take photos inside.
I encourage you all to look him up, maybe look at the site where I copied the information from. I can promise you, it’s not a waste of time 🙂