Cabazon, California

Riverside County


Cabazon is a census -designated place in Riverside County in the U.S. state of California with 2535 inhabitants (as of 2010 census ). The place is located at the narrowest point of the San Gorgonio Pass.


Cabazon is located in the north of the Riverside counties in California in the United States. The town is completely surrounded by township open area. Their northern boundary is marked by the Interstate 10.

The town has 2535 inhabitants ( 2010) and covers an area of ​​12.674 km ², are of 12.608 km ² land area; The population density is therefore 201.1 people per square kilometer and is comparatively low. The center of Cabazon is located at an altitude of 559 m.


The settlement Cabazon was built in the 1870s at a station of the Southern Pacific Railroad. Originally called the place Jacinto, he was later renamed after a nearby Indian Ranch in Cabezone. In 1884, an orchard and a new city built by the owners of the Cabazon Land and Water Company. Many plots were only sold and bought back later. 1910 a school and a post office were opened for the few inhabitants.

In 1955, Cabazon was awarded city rights. 1972, after several years, which were marked by scandals, political instability and lack of growth, Cabazons population voted for it to return the city right back. Although since the turn of the millennium came up interest in a renewed city education, Cabazon is today still only as census-designated place.


Cabazon Dinosaurs

The Cabazon Dinosaurs are two dinosaur sculptures that are on Interstate 10. They were by the film Pee- Wee's crazy adventure known. The two dinosaur sculptures are 150 or 100 -ton replica of Apatosaurus ( 1964-1975 built ) and Tyrannosaurus (1981 built ). Originally, the two " Dinny " and "Mr. Rex" should serve cited figures to make customers ' Claude Bell's Wheel Inn Cafe ' attention.

In 2005, the Diosaurierfiguren of Bell family were sold for 1.2 million U.S. dollars to the organization Answers in Genesis.

Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa

The Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa on projects with its 27- fusty skyscraper the San Gorgonio Pass, and is operated by the Morongo Band of Mission Indians, a group of Indians from Cabazon. It is one of the largest casinos Native Americans in the United States.

In 2003 was built on the eastern edge of Cabazon from the drinking water company Arrowhead Water in cooperation with the Indians a water - bottling plant.

Esperanza Fire

In late October 2006 resulted from arson at Cabazon a fire that became known as the Esperanza Fire, and within five days devastated a large area of ​​160 square kilometers; five firefighters fell victim to the flames. In memory of them, the California State Route 243 is also called Esperanza Firefighters Memorial Highway.


Cabazon is part of the 23rd District in the Senate of California, which is currently represented by Republican Bill Emmerson, and the 42nd District of the California State Assembly, represented by Republican Brian nest changes. Furthermore belongs to Cabazon California's 36th congressional district, which a Cook Partisan Voting Index of R 1 and is represented by Democrat Raul Ruiz.