Author Topic: Living History event at Fan original US army post 100 miles north of Los Angeles  (Read 1062 times)

Offline Tsalagidave

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Fort Tejon is an original US army post 100 miles north of Los Angeles.  It saw a lot of history in the early formation of Southern California and is one of the few places where you can make yourself at home in the original buildings. The living history program covers the Dragoon era of the 1850's and the Civil War (namely 1864).

Here are some nice photos on my social media post along with a few videos.  I did not narrate it but instead, chose to just shut-up and be a fly on the wall. Hope you enjoy it.


I have posted a photo album of the event here. There are 63 photos: https://www.facebook.com/pg/FAINmagazine/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2299168040115448

...and there are some videos here: https://www.facebook.com/pg/FAINmagazine/videos/?ref=page_internal

« Last Edit: February 04, 2019, 03:05:11 pm by Tsalagidave »
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Here are some attached photos of the event.
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Additional views of the post.
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Here are more scenes of the post.
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Here are scenes of the Officer's quarters and cookhouse.

-Dave
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I've had the pleasure to do living history at several sites such as that Fort several times....

Jefferson Barrack,  St. Louis , Mo.
Ft. Durant,  OK.
Ft. Clinch, Fl.
Ft. Taylor, Key West Fl.  
Westville , Lumpkin, Ga.

Always great time, especially when the 20th century crowd leaves at closing, and you and your pards settle into the evening.
 the candles glow, the fireplace crackles the mood surrounds you like a favored blanket...
 
Shinning times !   :D
« Last Edit: February 06, 2019, 04:50:13 am by Major 2 »
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Well said Major.  Thanks for that.

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I did some Civil War reenacting at Ft. Tejon back in the mid 1980s.  It is a nice place.
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Dave, congratulations on having the guts to wear clashing plaids, as was probably the reality! Sorry to see all that Oregon rain down there.
Many of the forts here in New Mexico, having been made of adobe, are partially to fully melted back into the mud from whence they came.  Thinking of Fort Union and Fort Selden, where Douglas McArthur was a little boy in the 1880s. We have a nicely intact Fort Stanton up on the Rio Bonito. I need to pay a visit.

http://fortstanton.org/

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Thanks Bill,

Fortunately, I love the rain. We were getting so little of it in California for years that people come out and video record storms, especially electric storms. A lot of the California adobes have been well preserved. A few survive near my new home in Arizona as well. I'd like to do more events like this in period buildings. I really need to see the sights in New Mexico as well.  Do you have any pictures of previous events at the NM historic sites?

-Dave
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Dave,  I am sorry I do not have any images to share.
Here is a Web site for Fort Union, which I found especially striking because the local clay from which the adobe was made was very nearly the color of milk chocolate. Have heard there is almost nothing left of Fort Selden north of Las Cruces.


https://www.nps.gov/foun/index.htm

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That is a great site.  I can't wait to see it. I would love to build up a ruin site like Maricopa Wells into a fully functional historic site.
There are so many adobes out there waiting to be either built or restored.

-Dave
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