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Allensworth Trip

12 Oct 2019 8:00 AM | Lynette Jones (Administrator)

A trip to Allensworth! Come one and come all for this educational trip!

Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park is a state park unit of CaliforniaUnited States, preserving 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".[2]




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