Salvation Mountain

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Leonard Knight's monument to God is located in the the desert of Niland, CA. The monument is 40 feet tall and 100 feet wide. Knight began building it in the early 1980s with with hay bales, concrete, and thousands of gallons of paint. In 1994, local officials declared the mountain a "toxic nightmare" and tried to tear it down. However, Knight and his supporters prevailed. The artwork needs constant repainting. Much of the paint came from "slabbers" who travel to nearby Slab City annually in their RVs. Knight moved to an assisted care facility in 2011. In 2014, he passed away. It is not clear at this point who will maintain the monument. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7.

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