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

Sebastian Indian Reservation

 
 
Sebastian Indian Reservation Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Adam Margolis, June 17, 2016
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.
 
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.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceLandmarksNative AmericansNotable Places. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmarks, and the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is October 1764.
 
Location. 34° 56.479′ N, 118° 55.952′ W. Marker is in Grapevine, California, in Kern County. Marker is on Grapevine Road West near Interstate 5
Sebastian Indian Reservation Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, June 20, 2009
2. Sebastian Indian Reservation Marker
This marker is on the right, Rose Station marker is on the left. Interstate 5 can me seen in the background.
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, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9032 Grapevine Road West, Lebec CA 93243, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rose Station (a few steps from this marker); Peter Lebec (approx. 5.1 miles away); Fort Tejon (approx. 5.1 miles away); Camel Trail Terminus (approx. 5.1 miles away); The Camels of Fort Tejon (approx. 5.1 miles away); Peter Lebeck (approx. 5.1 miles away); Camel Brigade (approx. 5.2 miles away); Don Pedro Fages (approx. 8.3 miles away).
 
Regarding Sebastian Indian Reservation. This site was designated California Historical Landmark No. 133 on January 31, 1934.
 
Bedrock Mortars image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Baker, February 23, 2019
3. Bedrock Mortars
Located 1.3 miles south of the marker.
Sebastian Indian Reservation - The Church image. Click for more information.
Photographed By Carlton E. Watkins, Photographer
4. Sebastian Indian Reservation - The Church
Photo taken between 1888 and 1900
Historic American Buildings Survey
Library of Congress
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Sebastian Indian Reservation - Home and Orchard image. Click for more information.
Photographed By Carlton E. Watkins, Photographer
5. Sebastian Indian Reservation - Home and Orchard
Photo Taken between 1888 and 1900
Historical American Buildings Survery
Library of Congress
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Credits. This page was last revised on March 6, 2022. It was originally submitted on June 22, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 2,615 times since then and 15 times this year. Last updated on October 10, 2017, by James King of San Miguel, California. Photos:   1. submitted on February 16, 2022, by Adam Margolis of Mission Viejo, California.   2. submitted on June 22, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.   3. submitted on February 18, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.   4, 5. submitted on June 30, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Feb. 7, 2023