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Legend of Tahquitz – Chris Warack Version

The Rock —- TAHQUITZ!  Many stories, tales and legends are told about this this rock.  Tonight I share with you the true story of Tahquitz. Many years ago, the Soboba Indians lived in this valley, and called our camp their home.  The Soboba’s lived in peace and were prosperous.  They had no enimies (sic), and … Read more

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Legend of Tahquitz – Jim Fairchild Version

The Cahuilla Indians believe that Tahquitz, a devil-spirit, lives in these San Jacinto mountains, and has evil powers.  He likes to make strange noises and groans to terrorize the people.  He possesses unique abilities to assume all kinds of disguises and to entice men, women, and children to his cavern as slaves.  Worse yet, sometimes … Read more

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Camp Emerson Archive

Camp Emerson1920 – PresentIdyllwild, California Legend Of Tahquitz Jim Fairchild Version (Possible 1920s, Published 1994) Chris Warack Version (1980 – 1981) Tahquitz Canyon version (Non-BSA) BSA Pages tmschultzeT.M. Schultze is a San Diego-based photographer, traveller, and writer. He writes, photographs, and draws things of the outdoors that have inspired humans for thousands of years. He … Read more

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When Is Camp Emerson’s Centennial?

In 2019, the California Inland Empire Council will be holding a year-long Centennial celebration for Camp Emerson.  There will be many events, not the least of which will be the Section W4S Conclave with Cahuilla Lodge as the service lodge for the event. When An Anniversary Isn’t Quite An Anniversary There is just one issue.  … Read more