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1908

Allensworth founded by Col. Allensworth, Dr. Peck, J.W. Palmer, Harry Mitchell and William Payne

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1910

Established California's first African American school district

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1912

Allensworth becomes a voting precinct and established a school district

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1914

Colonel Allensworth passes away

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1969

Cornelius Ed Pope drafts plans to develop the Colonel Allensworth Historic Park 

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1974

Town of Allensworth memorialized

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All About Colonel Allensworth

Colonel Allen Allensworth was a significant person in the African-American community when he retired from the military and founded the township, Allensworth.

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Pioneering Families

These are the pioneering families that settled in Allensworth and helped to create a legacy.

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Allensworth, the first town in California to be founded, financed and governed by African Americans

By: Imani Stephens Posted at 1:40 AM, Mar 01, 2020   and last updated 1:40 AM, Mar 01, 2020 ALLENSWORTH, Calif. — Allensworth, is the first town in California that was founded, f...

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Tulare County health officials to bring testing to rural communities like Allensworth

  FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Tulare County health authorities say they are working to address one of their biggest COVID-19 concerns: the spread of the virus in small, isolated communities.As a community adv...

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Two Tulare County towns will be testing ground for 'innovative' Arsenic-tainted water treatment

    Two rural Tulare County towns will be the testing ground for a cutting-edge technology that could revolutionize the treatment of groundwater tainted with arsenic, the EPA announced this week.A $30,000 g...

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