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(2) Were frogs croaking nearby, or was I hearing things? I followed the sound and discovered a lush spring: something unexpected in this arid landscape. Whoever Pena Paroli was, he was smart enough to homestead next to a water source. Contrast this with Marshall South, whose former homestead is also in Anza-Borrego but had no water supply other than what rainfall could be coaxed into cisterns or was driven in and carried up the mountain in containers.