Allensworth Travel Guide

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  • Stockett House

    The plaque reads:Abraham and Ida Stockett arrived in Allensworth in 1910. They built their home and later that year Mr. Stockett helped their neighbor, James Hackett, construct his house. In 1913, under the direction of Mrs. Allensworth, he remodeled the town's first school building for use as the Allensworth public library. Mr. Stockett was know...

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  • Hackett House & Barn

    The plaque reads:James Hackett, his son Arthur, and Abraham Stockett constructed the house in 1910, although the Hackett family continued to live in Alameda, California. The house first served as a temporary school for the Allensworth community and then functioned as the Hackett's vacation home. It was not until 1916-1917 that James and Alice...

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  • John L. Whitehead Jr Campground

    The bronze plaque reads:This campground is dedicated to the memory of Lt. Col. John L. Whitehead Jr. U.S.A.F (RET.). A lover of California's State Parks and Dedicated to Community Service, Mr. Whitehead served as a State Park Commissioner from August 19, 1984. Until January 1992. Col Allensworth State Historic Park was one of his favorites. May 15,...

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  • Visitor Center & Day Use Area~

    From the State Park site:Seasons/Climate Recommended Clothing:The Central Valley, is hot in summer and mild in winter. Rain falls from October through April. Winter temperatures below freezing can bring frost, but snow is rare. Summer temperatures above 100 degrees are part of the normal pattern.Visitor Center and Tours:The park has a visitor...

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  • Carter House & Livery

    The plaque reads:Warren Carter, his wife Mariah, and their twenty two year old son Elmer came to Allensworth in 1910. Upon arrival, Mr. Carter and Elmer built this house and a livery stable northwest of their home. Elmer ran the family owned livery business, providing horses and vehicles for traveling visitors. In 1915 the stock and horse drawn...

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  • Dodson House and Restaurant

    The plaque reads:William and Louise Dotson and their four children, moved to Allensworth from Oakland, California. Upon arrival, Mr. Dotson supported the family working at various jobs. In 1914, they opened a restaurant in the front part of their home. Expanding from their restaurant business, Mr. Dotson purchased Elmer Carter's livery service in...

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  • Ashby House, Dairy Barn and Milkhouse

    The plaque reads:The first residence built in Allensworth was the Ashby house. John Ashby, his wife Vena, and their son Louis moved here in 1909. Mr. Ashby worked as section boss for the Santa Fe Railroad. He also ran a small dairy with 10 or 12 cows. A dairy barn was built on their property to accommodate this business. The Ashbys lived in their...

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  • Allensworth House

    The plaque reads:Colonel Allen Allensworth, one of the five founders of the town, and his wife, Josephine, purchased a prefabricated house for this lot. The building's sections were delivered by railroad and assembled in 1911. With his ongoing promotion of the town, the Colonel and his family divided their time between their home in Los Angeles,...

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  • Phillips House

    The plaque reads:Sergeant James Phillips, his wife Birdie and their four children arrived in Allensworth in 1911. Colonel Allensworth invited soldiers from his regiment, the 24th Infantry, to join the community; Sergeant Phillips was one of the soldiers to accept the offer. His family moved into a "portable" or sectional house. At least five of...

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  • First Baptist Church

    The plaque reads:Colonel Allensworth donated this property for a church to the Northern California Baptist Convention in August 1914. The Colonel's tragic death a month later spurred the community to build the church. Construction began in 1915, under the direction of Reverend J.L. Allen, a missionary pastor for the Baptist group. Reverend Allen...

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  • Allensworth Elementary School

    The plaque reads:This two room school was built in 1912, replacing the smaller schoolhouse that Josephine Allensworth purchased and had remodeled to become the town's public library. The children of the Allensworth community attended school here through the eight grade. Graduation included impressive ceremonies and was a major event for the town....

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  • Mary Dickinson Memorial Library

    The plaque reads:Mrs. Josephine Allensworth purchased the town's first school building and had it moved to this location in 1913 to serve as a branch of the Tulare Country Library system. Abraham Stockett, a local carpenter, was employed to enlarge and modify the structure after the move. Mrs. Allensworth stated that her gift of the library to the...

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  • Scott and Gross Drug Store

    The plaque reads:William Scott and Mrs. Mary Gross established a drug store at this location in 1911. Mrs. Gross set up her living quarters in the back of the building, but later moved to a small house east of the store. As a trained nurse, she provided medical care for many of the town's early residents. Mrs. Gross's business partner, William...

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  • Milner House and Barbershop

    The plaque reads:Frank Milner arrived in Allensworth from the Bay Area in 1911 and set up his first barbershop in a small frame house just west of this location. In 1914, with volunteers from the community, he constructed a concrete block structure similar to the reconstructed building on the site. Milner's Barbershop played an important part in...

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  • Smith House

    The plaque reads:In the spring of 1910, Frank and Laura Smith arrived in Allensworth where they built their home and planted "the best truck garden in the district." When Frank died the following year, Mrs. Smith was left with their property and a military pension of $12 a month. A resourceful and energetic woman, she continued to cultivate her...

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  • Allensworth Hotel

    The plaque reads:Elizabeth Dougherty, a wealthy Oakland business woman, purchased the property and financed the construction of the hotel in 1910. The hotel was her investment in Allensworth, but she did not live here. Miss Dougherty hired John and Clara Morris as the hotel's first managers. Early residents of Allensworth recall Mrs. Morris good...

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  • Bickers General Store

    The plaque reads:Mary Jane Bickers arrived in Allensworth in 1909 and opened the town's first business, a general store, on this lot. She operated the small store in a building she leased from Pacific Farming Company. On September 25, 1909, the first post office was established in Allensworth, and Mrs. Bickers was appointed postmaster. She operated...

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  • Singleton General Store and Post Office

    The plaque reads:Joshua and Henrietta Singleton and their family arrived in Allensworth in 1910. By September, they had constructed a store, with living quarters in the back of the building. The Singletons operated the general store, selling canned goods, bulk staples such as rice and beans, men's work clothing, and more luxurious items including...

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  • Hindsman House

    The plaque reads:Zebedee and Sarah Hindsman directed the construction of this house and the Hindsman General Store in 1911. Both husband and wife worked in the store, and early residents of the town recalled a well worn path connecting the store and the house. The Hindsman were active in the community, and Mr. Hindsmans became a member of the...

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  • Railroad Station

    The plaques are a wealth of information:The placement of the original railroad station dear the tracks was a major factor in the decision to establish Allensworth at this location. The station connected the people of Allensworth with the outside world. Trains brought friends and relatives, mail, supplies, and building materials to the developing...

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  • Howard House

    The plaque reads:Wiley Howard bought two lots here and built a small house in early 1915. Many of the Allensworth residents recalled that the house served mainly as temporary lodging. Some of the occupants were newcomers to the town waiting for their homes to be built. Others "would come and stay a week or a month, and would be gone." Wiley Howard...

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  • Hindsman Co. General Store

    The plaque reads:Zebedee and Sarah Hindsman constructed the general store in 1911. It became the largest store in Allensworth and the town's longest lasting business, serving the community for over 35 years. Items for sale included bulk and canned foods, clothing, tools, and small luxuries such as cookies, fruit, and candy. In addition to her work...

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  • Memory Board

    This board records the wonderful memories of those who use to live here at Allensworth. Please take some time to read them.One of them is from Elizabeth Payne McGhee:We never felt deprived. We didn't have plumbing facilities, we didn't have electricity, there were many things we did not have, but we didn't feel the lack of them. We would go to...

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  • Johnson Bakery

    From the Plaque:Isaac and Mattie Johnson built their house in Allensworth, and by 1913 had opened a bakery in the front room. The next year, Mr. Johnson entered government service as a cook, and Mrs. Johnson became sole proprietor of the bakery. "Mrs. Johnson conducts a bakery and short oder lunch business, owns her own property, and has about...

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Allensworth Transportation

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    by Yaqui Updated Sep 6, 2010

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    Allensworth State Historical Park is a conditional stop station. This station has a platform, but it does not have a shelter, telephone or other services. To make reservations for travel to Allensworth, visit www.Amtrak.com or call (800) USA-RAIL and be sure to use the City Code "CNL" (or list the city as "Earlimart"). For group reservations (groups of 20 or more), call (800) 872-1477.

    Off of Hwy 43, turn left on Palmer Ave across the tracks, Allensworth, CA 93219

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Allensworth Warnings and Dangers

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    by Yaqui Written Sep 5, 2010

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    This is the only way into the park, so you have to be cautious while crossing the track. There is a train crossing guard that alerts you when a train is approaching. So please keep alert!

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Allensworth Favorites

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    by Yaqui Updated Sep 5, 2010

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    Favorite thing: This is the first thing I am going to fill in! Why? Well, this little lady was so sweet, kind, informative, and well just wonderful! She was eager to share any information and to answer any question we had. When we arrived she filled us in of what to expect of the park and made sure to let us know she was there for any question. She was such a pleasure to chat with. Its wonderful people like her that make the park services so special!!

    Star Route 1
    Box 148
    Earlimart, Ca 93219
    (661) 849-4012

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