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Near Corona in Riverside County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Site of Third Serrano Adobe

 
 
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By Sharon N. Goodman, circa February 2010
1. Site of Third Serrano Adobe Marker
Inscription. Nearby, an adobe house was built about 1867. It was occupied until 1898 by Leandro Serrano's widow, Josefa. Under Spanish law, she owned the surrounding 20,000-acre Rancho Temescal; but her ownership was denied by the US Supreme Court.
 
Erected 1981 by Billy Holcomb Chapter of E Clampus Vitus, Hydro Conduit Corporation and Phil Porretti family. (Marker Number 224.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 33° 46.674′ N, 117° 29.16′ W. Marker is near Corona, California, in Riverside County. Marker is on Temescal Canyon Road near Interstate 15, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. The site is about 8 miles south of Corona. Exit I-15 at Temescal Canyon Road. On the east side of the freeway, about 150' south of the road is a clearing with the vats and the Plaque. East of here at the junction of Temescal Canyon Road and Dawson Canyon Road was the site of the third adobe Don Leandro Serrano built in this canyon. Marker is at or near this postal address: 23255 Temescal Canyon Road, Corona CA 92883, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tanning Vat (a few steps from this marker); Serrano Tanning Vats
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By Bill Kirchner, March 29, 2015
2. Site of Third Serrano Adobe Marker
(a few steps from this marker); Site of First House in Riverside County (approx. 0.7 miles away but has been reported missing); Old Temescal Road (approx. one mile away); Site of Butterfield Stage Station (approx. 2.9 miles away); Silverado (approx. 6 miles away); Corona Founders (approx. 7.8 miles away); Death of the California Grizzly (approx. 9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Corona.
 
More about this marker. The adobe was not large, being about 30 feet long and 18 feet wide with a shake roof and sawed rafters. Don Leandro became Mayordomo of Pala Chapel and in 1818 the priest at Mission San Luis Rey sent him to mission lands in Temescal Valley where many Indians were then living. The word "temescal" was derived form the Aztec language, roughly meaning "sweat house" and the Indians were using brush hut temescals before Serrano's arrival.
SOURCE: Billy Holcomb Chapter 1069 35th Anniversary Plaque Book by Phillip Holdaway
 
Regarding Site of Third Serrano Adobe. This site was designated as California
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By Sharon N. Goodman
3. Site of Third Serrano Adobe Marker
Registered Historical Landmark No.224 on June 20, 1935:
Statement of Significance:
Don Leandro Serrano set out orchards and vineyards and cultivated some of the fertile lands of the Temescal Valley. In the 1840s he built his third adobe, which the Serrano family occupied until 1898, on the well-traveled road between San Diego and Los Angeles.
 
Also see . . .  The Supreme Court Case - Serrano v United States. Details of the court case and its outcome. (Submitted on March 16, 2010.) 
 
Categories. Hispanic AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
Serrano Tanning Vat Markres image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, September 11, 2010
4. Serrano Tanning Vat Markres
Serrano Tanning Vats (far left), Tanning Vat (center), and Site of Third Serrano Adobe (right) Markers
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By Bill Kirchner, March 29, 2015
5. Site of Third Serrano Adobe Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Sharon N. Goodman of Round Rock, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,596 times since then and 38 times this year. Last updated on , by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Sharon N. Goodman of Round Rock, Texas.   2. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   3. submitted on , by Sharon N. Goodman of Round Rock, Texas.   4. submitted on , by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.   5. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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