Corona in Riverside County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Erected 1962 by Boy Scouts of America and Billy Holcomb Chapter 1069 - E Clampus Vitus.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Hispanic Americans • Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1819.
Location. 33° 46.679′ N, 117° 29.157′ W. Marker is in Corona, California, in Riverside County. Marker is on Temescal Canyon Road near Interstate 15, on the right when traveling north. The marker is located approximately 8 miles south of Corona in Temescal Canyon. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 23255 Temescal Canyon Road, Corona CA 92883, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Serrano Tanning Vats (here, next to this marker); Site of Third Serrano Adobe (a few steps from this marker); Old Temescal Road (approx. one mile away); Site of Butterfield Stage Station (approx. 2.9 miles away); Silverado (approx. Corona Historic Preservation Society (approx. 7 miles away); Corona History (approx. 7.6 miles away); Corona Founders (approx. 7.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Corona.
Regarding Tanning Vat. It was mainly through the efforts and research of Phil Porretta, XNGH-1987 that the Chapter has erected the California Registered Historical Landmark Plaques at this site. The most notable tanning vats measured about 7' by 8' by 3' deep and about 6' by 6' by 2' deep. These vats were restored and their authenticity as artifacts verified by a staff member of the Southwest Museum.
SOURCE: Billy Holcomb Chapter 1069 35th Anniversary Plaque Book by Phillip Holdaway
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