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Old Time Jubilee


COME ONE, COME ALL, to the ALLENSWORTH OLD TIME JUBILEE.   When the calendar turned to May, mothers, fathers and especially the children of Allensworth eagerly awaited the arrival of the carnival.

The Amazing Mr. Death


The following excerpt is from the book “52-Charlie: Members of a Legendary Pilot Training Class Share Their Stories about Combat in Korea and Vietnam.” It is published with the permission of the author, Edward T. Gushee.  

Allensworth Earth Day Recap


In honor of Earth Day, the Friends of Allensworth, AmeriCorps and community volunteers came together on Saturday morning to plant trees at Colonel Allensworth State Park. After enjoying a breakfast of pastries, fruit and juice, the group gathered for instructions.

Moved by the Allensworth Story

One day in 2002 Mary Langer Thompson and her husband visited Colonel Allensworth State Park. She was so moved by the Allensworth story that she wrote this poem.

Happy Birthday Chaplain Allen Allensworth

April 7, 1842 – September 14, 1914   Born into slavery in Kentucky in1842, Allen Allensworth gained his freedom during the Civil War when the Forty-fourth Illinois Volunteer Infantry was camped in Louisville, Kentucky.

Earth Day is an Offspring of the Civil Rights Movement


In an interview with editor B. Jesse Clarke, environmentalist Carl Anthony talks about the founding of the earth day movement and how the movement has developed over the years.

Allensworth in Local, Regional, and International Context


The Bakersfield College Delano Campus Cultural and Historical Awareness Program (C.H.A.P.) is pleased to announce its first event for the spring 2016 semester.  African American Migrations in the American Far West & U.S.-Mexico Borderlands: A History of Allensworth in Local, Regional, and International Context.

Volunteers Needed for Earth Day


Volunteers are needed April 16th at Colonel Allensworth State Park (SHP) for the 18th Annual California State Parks Foundation’s (CSPF) Earth Day Restoration and Cleanup. Colonel Allensworth SHP is one of 24 California state parks that are taking part in the Earth Day cleanup activities.

CSPF Park Champions Volunteer Work Day

The California State Parks Foundation Program is hosting a work day at Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park on Saturday, April 9, 2016. This work day will focus on painting park buildings.

Colonel Allensworth Has Spherical Photos on Google Maps

These interactive spherical photos allow you to look around and explore inside the buildings at Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park.   Stop by Google Maps and take a walk through the Schoolhouse, Church or even the Colonel’s house.