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By James D. Newland

each year, the morning of Easter Sunday, hundreds of thousands of intrepid souls trek to the summit of San Diego County�s Mt. Helix. as soon as there, they adventure the approximately century-old culture of a community-based dawn provider held on the ancient Mt. Helix Nature Theater. developed for that goal in 1925, and found in a special, privately-owned �public� park, the landmark serves as only one of the explanations this conically formed height has turn into a local, cultural, and traditional icon. Named for a unprecedented gastropod, the 1,375-foot-high top additionally serves as a geographic beacon for the as a rule unincorporated surrounding groups of Mt. Helix, Grossmont, Calavo Gardens, Casa de Oro, Spring Valley, and the adjoining, traditionally similar municipalities of El Cajon, Lemon Grove, and l. a. Mesa. this present day, those semirural groups are popular for his or her idyllic, family-friendly neighborhoods; vintage early-20th-century Revival�style and customized midcentury glossy structure; and long-standing advertisement and civic institutions.

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