Tan pits could be dangerous so employees often worked in pairs while removing vegetable tanned hides from them. Jeremy Lezin remembers that as a kid "Salz sales manager Howard Halper fell into the pits while conducting a tour." The term "vegetable-tanned" refers to the organic nature of the tanoak bark. It is used to indicate "other than mineral" tannages.

Date: Mid 1950's
Place: Santa Cruz city
Source of Information: Jeremy Lezin
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