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Tracy in San Joaquin County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Banta Inn

 
 
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By Andrew Ruppenstein, September 19, 2020
1. Banta Inn Marker
Inscription.  Originally built as a two storey saloon / sporting house in 1879 by Frank Gallegos, reputed former member of Joaquin Murrieta's band. The inn has continued as a saloon to this day.

The inn suffered a major fire in 1937 and was rebuilt retaining some of the original timbers. The inn remained in the Gallegos family until 1981. It was then sold by the youngest daughter of Frank Gallegos, Jenny Gukan, when she was 92 years old.

The inn is also alleged to be haunted by the spirit of the late Tony Gukan, third husband of Jenny Gukan.

Dedicated April 8, 1989
(5994, year of our order) by
Tuleburgh Chapter #69
E Clampus Vitus
and so recorded

 
Erected 1989 by E Clampus Vitus Tuleburgh Chapter #69.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list. A significant historical date for this entry is April 8, 1989.
 
Location. 37° 45.223′ N, 121° 22.361′ W. Marker is in Tracy, California, in San Joaquin County. Marker is at the intersection

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By Andrew Ruppenstein, September 19, 2020
2. Banta Inn and Marker
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of Seventh Street and West G Street, on the left when traveling north on Seventh Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 22563 Seventh Street, Tracy CA 95304, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tracy World War I Memorial and Honor Roll (approx. 3.1 miles away); The Comet – 1846 – First Sail Launch (approx. 4.3 miles away); America's First Coast-to-Coast Road (approx. 6.3 miles away); Lathrop (approx. 7 miles away); California Chicory Works (approx. 8.1 miles away); Site of San Joaquin City (approx. 8.2 miles away); French Camp (approx. 10.7 miles away); Liberty Plot (approx. 11.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tracy.
 
Also see . . .
1. Banta Inn can’t shake spectral speculation (Tracy Press, July 18, 2014). (Submitted on September 20, 2020.)
2. Tracy's Haunted Banta Inn (YouTube, 3 min.). One of about a dozen videos concerning alleged paranormal events at the Banta Inn. (Submitted on September 20, 2020.) 
 
Additional keywords. prostitution
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 19, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 68 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on September 19, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.   2. submitted on September 20, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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