The historic town of Allensworth is designated as California Historical Landmark No. 1047. In 1908, Colonel Allen Allensworth, his wife Josephine Leavell Allensworth, and a group of dedicated African American pioneers established the town in the farmlands of Tulare County. Allensworth was the only town in California founded, built, and governed by African Americans, and represented a people's determination to claim the full rights of citizenship. Today, many of the town's original and reconstructed buildings are preserved and open to the public as part of Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park .

(Photo courtesy of California State Parks)