Yesterday, I took the day off from work and took a day trip to Fort Tejon, CA. Fort Tejon is a 19th century military outpost that was active for years between 1854 to 1864. The fort fulfilled many local needs such a social and political center, military protection from Indians, and economic center.
The fort today lies just over the Tejon Pass from L.A. along I-5. As part of the California State Park system, this historic park is a mix of reconstructed buildings and ruins nestled among old oak tress, with about half the fort represented. The other half lies underneath and across the I-5 freeway. The Fort Tejon Historical Association provides various historic events throughout the year including Civil War reenactments and living history demonstrations. See the FTHA website for more details.
Coming soon… I will review more the park’s history and post some of my own photographs as well.