Even the name, Coachella, has some spiritual history behind it. Some believe the word is derived from the Spanish word, caracola, meaning conch shell. After all, many years ago the valley was at the bottom of the Salton Sea and as the water receded conch shells were exposed. Others believe the word predates the Spanish Explorers and is, in fact, an Indian word meaning hand of God.
No-one knows who first noticed the Angel, though I imagine the original inhabitants, the Cahuilla Indians, were aware of it, and the Spanish Explorers also. At the turn of the twentieth century white settlers to the area were building their dwellings facing the Angel. Perhaps for good reason as the Coachella Valley is also well known for have the infamous San Andreas Fault-line running the length of the valley. Now that is a story for another day.
|The stone formation of the angel with it's wings spread out it directly above the word 'Angel'.|
|The figure is to the left of the word this time.|
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And Nature Notes at Rambling Woods. Happy blog birthday, Michelle! Keep on blogging, I love what you have to say.