Near Corona in Riverside County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Site of Third Serrano Adobe
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 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
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 Americans • Settlements & Settlers •
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