|Hikers winding down the trail into Covington Park, Morongo Valley.|
History is a peculiar beast at times. Getting a definitive fact seems to be only authoritative until I find someone who disagrees. This is a fairly accurate, if brief, time line of history of Covington Park and the Big Morongo Canyon Preserve.
The Morongo Clan of the Serrano Indians were the first settlers I know of, however, they succumbed to small pox when the white settlers arrived. The survivors moved to Banning in the 1860's.
|Barbed wire from the ranching days.|
Descendants of the Warren family had needed the access to excavate the family homestead. They wanted to create a lasting monument to their pioneering forebears and set the archaeological remains up as permanent Historical Site, further protecting the area for the enjoyment of future generations.
|Park visitors taking in a history lesson.|
|The area where the cabin stood in the foreground.|