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Fort Tejon

  • Construction of Ft. Tejon Began August 10, 1854
  • A tremendous earthquake (estimated to hav had a richter scale magnitude of 8.5) hit the grapevine in 1857, causing extensive damage to the Fort.
  • The first Butterfield Overland Stage stopped here on October 8th, 1858 on its way to San Francisco from St. Louis.
  • The Fort was abandoned in 1864
  • In 1926 along the Ridge Route the Fort Tejon area was a supply point having a garage, cafe and cabins.