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Leonard Knight passes away

(An Imperial County Legend has died)….Leonard Knight passed away Monday afternoon.

He was 82. Knight had been in poor health for a few years. He had lived in the El Dorado Care Center in El Cajon, where he passed away, for the past two years. Knight created Salvation Mountain near Niland. He began the creation over 20 years ago, using adobe and paint. The Mountain has been featured on several national television programs and has garnered international attention. As a Veteran of the Korean War, some of Knight’s ashes will be interred at the Rosecrans National Cemetery in Point Loma. The rest of his ashes will be spread on Salvation Mountain. Services for Leonard Knight are pending.