Title: Old Adobes of Forgotten Fort Tejon
Author: Clarence Cullimore
Description: Stated First Edition. Covers show general wear and light soiling; some loss of material at the head and foot of the spine. A few pages have small areas of damage along their bottom edge. Pages clean. 19 illustrations (including photographs, a map, and several architectural detail drawings). Bibliography. 88 pp. 9 x 6 inches.
Fort Tejon was established in 1854 and abandoned in 1864. It's purpose was to guard the Tejon Pass and to control the Indians in the vicinity. It also functioned as a stagecoach/mail stop and was one of the forts where the short lived U.S. Camel Corps was utilized. After the fort was abandoned it was allowed to fall into decay and, at the time of Cullimore's study, it was still in disrepair. Contents: Introduction; Historical Background and Character of Country; Establishment of Fort Tejon; Plan and Construction of Fort Buildings; The Ruins Tell Much Regarding Construction; Conclusions; Bibliography.
Clarence Cullimore, Sr. (1885-1965) was a notable Southern California architect who lived and taught in Bakersfield. He had a passion for adobe architecture and construction and was considered an expert. Several prized Cullimore Adobes can be found around the San Joaquin Valley.
Binding: Soft Cover
Publisher: Kern County Historical Society and the County of Kern through its Chamber of Commerce
Place: Bakersfield, California
Keywords: California, history, local history, Grapevine Canyon, Kern County, San Joaquin Valley, stagecoach stops, Civil War forts, Butterfield Overland Mail, historic parks,
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