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Mon Nov 5, 2012, 11:03 AM

Salvation Mountainís creator returns

Has anyone here ever seen this place? We had it on our list during our last road trip, but didn't make it. Will definitely go on spring road trip if it is threatened with closure.


RODRIGO PENA/FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER
Dan Westfall, pushes Leonard Knight in the wheelchair and gives him a tour of the museum section of Salvation Mountain in Niland on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012. Dan Westfall, 62, of San Diego, is president of the Salvation Mountain Inc., non-profit organization that is trying to preserve the mountain.

BY DAVID OLSON STAFF WRITER dolson@pe.com
Published: 04 November 2012 07:21 PM

NILAND ó Leonard Knight beamed as he sat in his wheelchair at the foot of his riotously colorful tribute to Godís love that juts 40 feet above the desert a few miles east of the Salton Sea.

Knight had spent more than two decades building and painting his creation, Salvation Mountain. But health problems meant he had to move to an assisted-care facility in San Diego County in
December 2011.

His visit on Sunday, Nov. 4, to celebrate his 81st birthday, was his first since March.

Over and over again, Knight thanked the 30 or so people for coming. At one point, he called it the best day of his life.

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Also, check out the website:

http://www.salvationmountain.us

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