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

Tanning Vat

 
 
Tanning Vat Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, September 11, 2010
1. Tanning Vat Marker
Inscription.
Tanning Vat
Built in 1819 by
Leonardo Serrano

Site Restored by
TR 172
El Capitan Dist.
BSA

 
Erected 1962 by Boy Scouts of America and Billy Holcomb Chapter 1069 - E Clampus Vitus.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
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. Touch for map. The marker is located approximately 8 miles south of Corona in Temescal 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. 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. 6 miles away); Corona Historic Preservation Society
Tanning Vat Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, September 11, 2010
2. Tanning Vat Marker
Marker made by
the Boy Scouts in 1962
salvaged by
Billy Holcomb ECV in 1981
(approx. 7 miles away); Corona Founders (approx. 7.8 miles away); Death of the California Grizzly (approx. 9 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
 
Categories. Hispanic AmericansMan-Made FeaturesSettlements & Settlers
 
Tanning Vat Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, September 11, 2010
3. Tanning Vat Marker
Serrano Tanning Vat Markers image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, September 11, 2010
4. Serrano Tanning Vat Markers
Serrano Tanning Vat (far left), Tanning Vat (center), and Site of Third Serrano Adobe (right) Markers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 18, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page has been viewed 647 times since then and 55 times this year. Last updated on January 9, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 18, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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