Colonel Allensworth SHP is a little known California State Park, off the beaten track in the San Joaquin Valley. The town was founded in 1908 and named for one of its founders, Col Allen Allensworth, a former slave who gained an education after the civil war and rose to be a chaplain in the US Army, the first African American to obtain the rank of Colonel.
Today the town is a state park consisting of restored and rebuilt buildings. I could tell you the story but you will get a much better sense of the town and Col Allensworth if you listen to the park's Podcast.
To learn more about the park and some of the special events, visit the park's website and download the brochure.
See other interesting views of our world at Our World, Tuesday; hosted for us by Arija, Gattina, Lady Fi, Sandy and Sylvia.