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Near Lebec in Kern County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Lieutenant Edward Fitzgerald Beale
 
Lieutenant Edward Fitzgerald Beale Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Andrew Ruppenstein
1. Lieutenant Edward Fitzgerald Beale Marker
 
Inscription. This memorial plaque placed in memory of
Lieutenant Edward Fitzgerald Beale
First Superintendent of Indian Affairs in California appointed by President Millard Fillmore

Sanctioned by the United States government the Tejon Indian Reservation was established in 1853 by Beale for the welfare and protection of the Indians in this part of California

Fort Tejon was established in 1854

Dedicated by The Historical Society of Southern California
June 13, 1953
 
Erected 1953 by The Historical Society of Southern California.
 
Location. 34° 52.472′ N, 118° 53.568′ W. Marker is near Lebec, California, in Kern County. Marker is on Fort Tejon Road west of Interstate 5. Click for map. Plaque is located in Parking Area of Ft. Tejon State Historic Park. Marker is in this post office area: Lebec CA 93243, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The First and Only "Camel Brigade" of the United States Army (here, next to this marker); Camel Trail Terminus (a few steps from this marker); The Camels of Fort Tejon (a few steps from this marker); Peter Lebeck (a few steps from this marker); Peter Lebec (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Tejon (approx. 0.2 miles away); Don Pedro Fages (approx. 3.2 miles away); El Camino Viejo (approx. 4.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Lebec.
 
Lieutenant Edward Fitzgerald Beale Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Thomas Chris English, June 18, 2010
2. Lieutenant Edward Fitzgerald Beale Marker
This photo shows the vicinity of the Beale marker. South of the State Historical Society Fort Tejon marker are a series of markers relating to Beale, the Army Camel expedition, Fort Tejon and Peter Lebeck.
 
 
Lieutenant Edward Fitzgerald Beale Photo, Click for full size
March 20, 2006
3. Lieutenant Edward Fitzgerald Beale
On Display in the Ft. Tejon Museum.
 
 
Lieutenant Edward Fitzgerald Beale Photo from museum Photo, Click for full size
4. Lieutenant Edward Fitzgerald Beale Photo from museum
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on May 31, 2008, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 1,598 times since then. Last updated on June 24, 2010, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona. Photos:   1. submitted on May 30, 2008, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.   2. submitted on June 24, 2010, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona.   3. submitted on October 29, 2008.   4. submitted on February 1, 2012, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
 
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