The Landmark Project: CHL# 939

CHL# 939 Twentieth Century Folk Art Environments (Thematic) -NITT WITT RIDGE

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.

Descriptions of each landmark are from the California Office of Historical Preservation website.

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