Corona in Riverside County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Built in 1819 by
Site Restored by
El Capitan Dist.
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); 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). 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 Americans • Man-Made Features • Settlements & Settlers •
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