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Steven Ptomey

District Chief of Interpretation and Education
California State Parks, Tehachapi
Language Arts And English, Science, Social Studies, Career and Tech Ed : African American History, Black studies
District Chief of Interpretation and Education

Chief Interpreter for the Tehachapi District of California State Parks. Manages the daily operations of Colonel Allensworth SHP and the interpretive and educational programs for 11 state parks. Based out of Colonel Allensworth SHP, the only township in California planned, built, governed, populated and owned by African Americans.

Steven Ptomey's collections

 

Allensworth Collection

<p>Allensworth, CA. founded in 1908, represents the only all black township in California; founded, built, governed and populated by African Americans. Located in the great central valley (southern San Joaquin), it was founded to be a agricultural community and center of learning. Where, African Americans only 50 years out of slavery could become economically free. Due to lack of a dependable water supply, the untimely death of the Colonel and other factors the town's future was bleak. By 1918 the town began its demise struggling to survive. The historic portions of the town became a state historic park in the 1970's. It is formally listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a California Historic Landmark. Here is a link to the <a href="https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=583" target="_blank">park site</a>, where you will find contact information for park ranger Steve Ptomey who developed this collection and manages the Allensworth State Historic Park.</p>
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Allensworth

<p>Allensworth, CA. founded in 1908, represents the only all black township in California; founded, built, governed and populated by African Americans. Located in the great central valley (southern San Joaquin), it was founded to be a agricultural community and center of learning. Where, African Americans only 50 years out of slavery could become economically free. Due to lack of a dependable water supply, the untimely death of the Colonel and other factors the town's future was bleak. By 1918 the town began its demise struggling to survive. The historic portions of the town became a state historic park in the 1970's. It is formally listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a California Historic Landmark.</p>
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