Salvation Mountain and Slabs City

Salvation Mountain and Slabs City

Salvation Mountain and Slab City

Slab City was a WWII Marine base.  After the war the military pulled up, tore down the buildings, and left the concrete foundations (slabs) in place.  With no working electricity or running water this place (surprisingly) has around 150 full-time residence.  I’ve seen this placed referred to as the “Last free place in America”.  People literally pull up and just seem to plant themselves here.  No mortgage, taxes, or mail delivery (that I could tell).  This is not a “comfortable” place to live.  The day we were there it was 107 degrees and the temps often get up to 120 degrees during the summer.  The area is covered in various forms of art and graffiti and right down the road from Salvation Mountain.