Friday, June 14, 2013

Travels With Brewer: Fort Tejon

Fort Tejon 21 After Uncle Sam had located here and had built buildings costing at least $60,000 to $80,000, spending here in all over half a million, of course it turned out that it is on a Spanish grant, and is private property. Under the virtuous reign of Buchanan the proof was got, and the grant was confirmed to a political friend—now a rank Secessionist—a Mr. Bishop, who got the buildings all built to his hand. As there was no further use for the fort, it was vacated two or three years ago.
--William H. Brewer, April 1863


William Buckley said...

Very cool.

This story is fascinating.

Tom Hilton said...


Most of my shooting lately has been for the Brewer project, so I was thinking maybe I'd bring some of it into Pixels with posts like this.