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September 1, 2013 (Jacumba Hot Springs) -- Next year marks the century milestone of the founding of Jacumba Hot Springs. Although the community of Jacumba was settled in the mid- 1800s, the first time the community appeared in an official document as Jacumba Hot Springs was in a State of California Railroad Commission document dated1914.

Four major festivals are planned for the Centennial: a third annual Blues Festival May 3, a Healing Waters and Arts Festival the weekend of May 24, a Centennial Fall Festival October 4 and a Christmas Festival December 6.  More details on the festivals will be announced at a later date.

The community’s new logo celebrates the Centennial and the community’s name reclamation back to Jacumba Hot Springs.

While Jacumba Hot Springs is lean in economic resources, the community is rich in natural and human resources such as healing waters, talented artists, and scenic surroundings offering many different types of outdoor adventure. Jacumba Hot Springs residents are proud of these significant assets and the new logo reflects this.

Lizards Design Works in Campo designed the triangle shaped logo. Triangles have historically symbolized change and represent past, present and future. The colors chosen were also deliberate. The red element (outer line of the triangle) represents fire, honoring Jacumba’s volcanic history. The yellow elements represent sunshine and light, both physical and spiritual. The green element symbolizes Mother Earth, renewal and growth. The picture elements within the triangle celebrate the past (Desert View Towers, Old Bathhouse, Train, Spa) and Jacumba Hot Spring’s future (outdoor adventure symbolized by bikers, hikers, healing waters symbolized by the  new mineral waters Spa, newly re-filled lake and art).            

Jacumba Hot Springs is 70 miles east of San Diego on Interstate 8.  Jacumba and  its ‘sister community’ of Boulevard are touted as the “gateway to back country adventure.” You can learn more about what to do there by visiting the website www.gosandiegobackcountry.org.