Colonel Allensworth

State Historic Park - California

Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park preserves Allensworth, the only California town to be founded, financed and governed by African Americans. The small farming community was founded in 1908 by Lt. Colonel Allen Allensworth, Professor William Payne, William Peck, a minister; John W. Palmer, a miner; and Harry A. Mitchell, a real estate agent, dedicated to improving the economic and social status of African Americans. Colonel Allensworth (1842–1914) had a friendship with Booker T. Washington and was inspired by the Tuskegee Institute and development in its neighboring town. Allensworth hoped to develop the "Tuskegee of the West". Uncontrollable circumstances, including a drop in the area's water table, resulted in the town's demise. Allensworth is now an unincorporated area in Tulare County. Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park is also an Amtrak conditional-flag-stop train station on the San Joaquin trains.

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maps

Map of Shoreline Campsites at Lake Havasu in Arizona. Published by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).Lake Havasu - Shoreline Campsites

Map of Shoreline Campsites at Lake Havasu in Arizona. Published by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).

Vintage 1948 USGS 1:250000 map of Bakersfield in California. Published by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).Vintage USGS - Bakersfield - 1948

Vintage 1948 USGS 1:250000 map of Bakersfield in California. Published by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

Vintage 1948 USGS 1:250000 map of Fresno in California. Published by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).Vintage USGS - Fresno - 1948

Vintage 1948 USGS 1:250000 map of Fresno in California. Published by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

brochures

Brochure of Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park (SHP) in California. Published by California Department of Parks and Recreation.Colonel Allensworth - Brochure

Brochure of Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park (SHP) in California. Published by California Department of Parks and Recreation.

Brochure (español) of Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park (SHP) in California. Published by California Department of Parks and Recreation.Colonel Allensworth - Brochure (español)

Brochure (español) of Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park (SHP) in California. Published by California Department of Parks and Recreation.

https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=583 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colonel_Allensworth_State_Historic_Park Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park preserves Allensworth, the only California town to be founded, financed and governed by African Americans. The small farming community was founded in 1908 by Lt. Colonel Allen Allensworth, Professor William Payne, William Peck, a minister; John W. Palmer, a miner; and Harry A. Mitchell, a real estate agent, dedicated to improving the economic and social status of African Americans. Colonel Allensworth (1842–1914) had a friendship with Booker T. Washington and was inspired by the Tuskegee Institute and development in its neighboring town. Allensworth hoped to develop the "Tuskegee of the West". Uncontrollable circumstances, including a drop in the area's water table, resulted in the town's demise. Allensworth is now an unincorporated area in Tulare County. Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park is also an Amtrak conditional-flag-stop train station on the San Joaquin trains.

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