California Historic Landmarks

Nitt Witt Ridge

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Landmark Number: 939
Location: 881 Hillcrest Drive, Cambria Pines, San Luis Obispo County
Marker Plaque: Official State Plaque
Admission: As of September, 2013, free tours were available


From California Historical Landmarks

Nitt Witt Ridge, one of California's remarkable Twentieth Century Folk Art Environments, is the creation of Arthur Harold Beal (der Tinkerpaw or Capt. Nitt Witt), a Cambria Pines pioneer, who sculpted the land using hand tools and indigenous materials, remarkable inventiveness, and self-taught skills. A blend of native materials and contemporary elements, impressive in its sheer mass and meticulous placement, it is a revealing memorial to Art's unique cosmic humor and zest for life.



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