Lebec in Kern County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
Location. 34° 52.43′ N, 118° 53.653′ W. Marker is in Lebec, California, in Kern County. Marker can be reached from Lebec Road near Interstate 5. Touch for map. Marker is located on the grounds of the Fort Tejon State Historical 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. Fort Tejon (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The First and Only "Camel Brigade" of the United States Army (about 500 feet away); Lieutenant Edward Fitzgerald Beale (about 500 feet away); Camel Trail Terminus (about 500 feet away); Peter Lebeck (about 500 feet away); The Camels of Fort Tejon (about 500 feet away); Don Pedro Fages (approx. 3.2 miles away); El Camino Viejo (approx. 4.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lebec.
Also see . . . The Mystery of Peter Lebeck and the X Bear. *snip* "Peter Lebeck, the first recorded pioneer of Kern County, was killed by a grizzly bear — we think — on Oct. 17, 1837, at what is now Fort Tejon. (At the time is was just the wilds of the Tehachapi Mountains.) But how do we know this, and who was this Lebeck fellow?
Truth is, we donít really know who he was, nor even how he spelled his name. It could have been Lebeck, Labeck, Lebecque or Lebec. There has been much historical speculation about Lebeck and what he was doing in this area that led to his violent death in 1837." *snip* (Submitted on August 23, 2016, by James King of San Miguel, California.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 17, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 5, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 3,925 times since then and 141 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 5, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. 3. submitted on June 17, 2018, by James King of San Miguel, California. 4, 5. submitted on September 5, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. 6, 7. submitted on May 22, 2015, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.