Virtual Guidebook to the San Joaquin Valley
Colonel Allensworth State Historical Park
near Earlimart, Tulare County California


Allensworth is a unique historical site, a utopian African-American town. It was founded in 1908 by Colonel Allen Allensworth so black people could prosper and live free of discrimination.

The town of Allensworth flourished briefly, then slowly dwindled to almost a ghost town before state parks took over in the 1970's. A scattering of buildings remain and have been restored.



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The schoolhouse in the African American town of Allensworth

(March 30, 2008)


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Inside the schoolhouse at Allensworth

(March 30, 2008)


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The barber shop at the African American town of Allensworth

(March 30, 2008)


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Buildings at Allensworth

(April 4, 2000)


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Scattered buildings remain of the town of Allensworth

(March 30, 2008)


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Hindsman Store, one of the historic buildings Allensworth

(March 30, 2008)


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Formerly cultivated fields, covered with alkali, at Allensworth

(March 30, 2008)


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