Tejon Ranch - 1843
This is a photographer’s delight and many commercials, and movies are filmed here because of the beautiful wide landscape.
In 1850's General Edward Fitzgerald Beale a hero of the Mexican American War, purchase the bulk of what is Tejon Ranch today. He was also the first to bring news to the President of Washington DC of the gold discover here in California. He is also the founder of the first Indian Reservation in 1853, where Indians, Hispanics and Anglos worked together in agriculture. He helped established Fort Tejon, which experimented with the Camel Corps (that must have been amusing:-) and Butterfield Overland Mail Stage Stop.
His son Truxton eventually purchased the property in 1912 along with a group of pioneer businesses, which today is Tejon Ranch Co.
Tejon Ranch is celebrating its 160 years as one of the most significant ranches due to being the largest pieces of land under single ownership in California. Over 270,000 acres of one the most beautiful expansions of land you'll every see.
I know, because I cherish the vastness when driving to Bakersfield. It is breath taking to see that we still live in a land so beautiful.
It is one of America's last great historic ranches that still operates towards farming and ranching, which continues to be a primary focus. Almonds, pistachios walnuts and wine grapes are among the chief crops, while more than 10,000 head of cattle graze on the land each year.
Yet, as most business find, it has to give up some of this prime land to develop communities and industrial development which will produce jobs and income into the communities.
You can see this wonderful landscape from Highway 5 Grape Vine and off the Highway 58. These two freeways are miles and miles away from each other so it is a wide space of land.
P.O. Box 1000 Lebec, California 93243
Bakersfield: Gateway to Six Flags Magic Mountain!
"Six Flags Magic Mountain"
My family and I have been to Magic Mountain before, but this time was different. More people came and everyone got annoyed, I think because it was so hot. So, if you have a choice don't go in August. Try for a cooler month.
The best restaurant in Six Flags Magic Mountain however is The Mooseburger lodge. It has a buffet in addition to a regular menu and it has talking and singing moose heads on the wall. Who could ask for anymore?