PHOTOS 3: Serrano would be proud

Half the volunteers spent their time removing trash and illegally dumped discards from the Temescal Wash.

Half the volunteers spent their time removing trash and illegally dumped discards from the Temescal Wash.

Troop 13 Scouts help clean the junk and trash from the Temescal Wash.

Troop 13 Scouts help clean the junk and trash from the Temescal Wash.

The junk keeps coming

Ann Redding is often seen at Temescal Valley volunteer events. She is the Pay it Foward Club leader at Trilogy.

Ann Redding is often seen at Temescal Valley volunteer events. She is the Pay it Foward Club leader at Trilogy.

Finishing upSerrano's legacyAlmost 200 years old

Helen and Don McGlaughlin grill the hamburgers and hot dogs.

Helen and Don McGlaughlin grill the hamburgers and hot dogs.

Lunch is served

The work finished, a few of the volunteers mug for a picture. Everyone was feeling pretty good over the outcome of the project.

The work finished, a few of the volunteers mug for a picture. Everyone was feeling pretty good over the outcome of the project.

2 thoughts on “PHOTOS 3: Serrano would be proud

  1. Julie Gilbart

    I’m a member of the Temecula Historical Society and stumbled across this page. Kudos for your effort. I’ve never known about the vats and will make a point to see them. I was trying to find out where Leandro Serrano’s Cattle Ranch was? Is there any trace of it left? I suppose the adobe was part of it? I’d appreciate hearing from you. Thank you.

    Best regards,

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    1. admin Post author

      Hi, Julie! The tanning vats are about all that remains of Leandro Serrano’s Rancho Temescal legacy. We know he built three adobes and the general location of two; the third remains a mystery. I imagine his cattle were allowed to free roam. He also planted vineyards and orchards. Here’s a little more about the Temescal Valley history — click and scroll down: https://www.jstor.org/stable/41168778?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents

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