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Grapevine in Kern County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Sebastian Indian Reservation
 
Sebastian Indian Reservation Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, June 20, 2009
1. Sebastian Indian Reservation Marker
 
Inscription. The Sebastian or Tejon Indian Reservation (headquarters 10 miles east of here) was established in 1853 by Gen. Edward Fitzgerald Beale as one of several California Reservations. The number of Indians quartered here varied from 500 to 2000. General Beale acquired title to this area under Mexican Land Grant of 1843. In 1864 the U.S. Government transferred the Indians to other reservations.
Dedicated
Nov. 12, 1937
Bakersfield Parlor Number 42, N.S.G.W.
El Tajon Parlor Number 239, N.D.G.W.
Kern County Historical Society
Kern County Chamber of Commerce
Kern County Museum
State Registered Historical Landmark No.133

 
Erected 1937 by Native Sons and Daughters of the Golden West, Kern County Historical Society, Kern County Chamber of Commerce and Kern County Museum. (Marker Number 133.)
 
Location. 34° 56.483′ N, 118° 55.955′ W. Marker is in Grapevine, California, in Kern County. Marker is on Grapevine Road West near Golden State Highway (U.S. 5), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9032 Grapevine Road West, Lebec CA 93243, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker
 
Sebastian Indian Reservation Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, June 20, 2009
2. Sebastian Indian Reservation Marker
Marker seen on the right, "Rose Station" marker is on the left. Interstate 5 (The Golden Highway) can me seen in the background.
 
, measured as the crow flies. Rose Station (here, next to this marker); The First and Only "Camel Brigade" of the United States Army (approx. 5.1 miles away); Lieutenant Edward Fitzgerald Beale (approx. 5.1 miles away); The Camels of Fort Tejon (approx. 5.1 miles away); Peter Lebeck (approx. 5.1 miles away); Camel Trail Terminus (approx. 5.2 miles away); Peter Lebec (approx. 5.2 miles away); Fort Tejon (approx. 5.2 miles away).
 
Regarding Sebastian Indian Reservation. This site was designated as California Registered Historical Landmark No.133 on January 31, 1934.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Sebastian Indian Reservation. Sebastian Reservation was created by General Beale on what would become part of the Tejon Ranch. General Beale instituted communal farming on the reservation and established forts with soldiers to protect the Indians, as well as keep them on the reservation and “under proper discipline.” (Submitted on June 22, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 

2. The Sebastian Indian Reservation. Beale named the reservation after Senator William Sebastian, Chairman of the Indian Affairs Committee. The Sebastian Indian Reservation, more commonly known as Tejon Indian Reservation, was located in the southern end of the San Joaquin Valley, "between Tejon Vaquero Headquarters and Canada de las Uvas” (Submitted on June 22, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 
 
Sebastian Indian Reservation - The Church image, Click for more information
By Carlton E. Watkins, Photographer
3. Sebastian Indian Reservation - The Church
Photo taken between 1888 and 1900
Historic American Buildings Survey
Library of Congress
Click for more information.
 
 
Sebastion Indian Reservation - Home and Orchard image, Click for more information
By Carlton E. Watkins, Photographer
4. Sebastion Indian Reservation - Home and Orchard
Photo Taken between 1888 and 1900
Historical American Buildings Survery
Library of Congress
Click for more information.
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on June 22, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,638 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 22, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   3, 4. submitted on June 30, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
 
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