Sage, CA

Sage, CA - Late 1800's - early 1900's adobe building ruins

Sage, CA – Late 1800’s – early 1900’s adobe building ruins

 

Sage, CA is a small sparsely populated rural suburb of Hemet. While not technically a ghost town, it does have elements of abandonment and ghost town like features.

The most prominent historic ruin, is that of a late 1800’s, early 1900’s adobe structure. The story behind the old adobe appears to be lost to history, there is speculation that this may have been a stage stop during the California Gold Rush.  Earlier photographs of the adobe building indicate that at least two wooden buildings once stood along-side the structure.  The adobe is now protected by a barbed wire fence.

South of the adobe ruin lies a large open field. A closer examination will reveal a large number of concrete foundations, stone walls, a well, and collapsed buildings. There is again, no factual details surrounding these ruins. Walking through the rubble brings to mind the idea of a community park, or even a small one time thriving business district.

If you have information on Sage’s seemingly lost history I would love to hear from you.

 

Sage, CA - Unknown ruins that are south of the adobe structure.

Sage, CA – Unknown ruins that are south of the adobe structure.

 

Sage, CA - A well that is situated south of adobe structure

Sage, CA – A well that is situated south of adobe structure

 

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About the author

Jim Mattern

Jim is a scapegoat for the NPS, an author, adventurer, photographer, radio personality, guide, and location scout. His interests lie in Native American and cultural sites, ghost towns, mines, and natural wonders in the American Deserts.