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Near Lebec in Kern County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Peter Lebeck

 
 
Peter Lebeck Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, March 14, 2010
1. Peter Lebeck Marker
Inscription.
Killed by a bear October 17, 1837.
In memory of a pioneer
of whom only
conjecture can speak.

 
Erected 1972 by E Clampus Vitus Peter Lebeck Chapter 1866.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 34° 52.472′ N, 118° 53.558′ W. Marker is near Lebec, California, in Kern County. Marker can be reached from Fort Tejon Road west of Golden State Highway (Interstate 5), on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is located at the south end of parking area for the Fort 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 Camels of Fort Tejon (here, next to this marker); Camel Trail Terminus (a few steps from this marker); The First and Only "Camel Brigade" of the United States Army (a few steps from this marker); Lieutenant Edward Fitzgerald Beale (a few steps from this marker); Peter Lebec (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Tejon
Peter Lebeck Marker among the other Fort Tejon Historical Markers image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, March 14, 2010
2. Peter Lebeck Marker among the other Fort Tejon Historical Markers
(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.
 
More about this marker. It is somewhat back in the grapevines and other vegetation growing up out of the stream bed.
 
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Peter Lebeck Marker Tree Bark Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Chris English, June 18, 2010
3. Peter Lebeck Marker Tree Bark Inscription
Considerable monumentation in the early U.S. was done by barking an appropriate area on mature trees and inscribing the trunk with information. As decades passed, the tree healed itself, covering the inscription with fresh growth. In the Peter Lebeck example in the Fort Tejon Museum/Interpretative Center, the bark covered LeBeck's final memory, preserving it to be found by future generations. The most common form of these overgrown inscriptions are 19th century Public Land (cadastral) Survey marks blazed on trees found at survey corners.
 
 
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