1974 | California State Parks purchases land within the township of Allensworth, creating the Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park. Restored and reconstructed early 20th-century buildings—such as the historic schoolhouse, Baptist church, and Colonel’s house—once again dot farm
country, giving new life to the dreams of these visionary pioneers.www.parks.ca.gov
2007 | Community leader Nettie Morrison moves to action when hearing that two mega dairies will be built next to Allensworth, immediately organizing supporters from throughout the state. Busloads of supporters attend the Board of Supervisors meetings to express concerns over the dairy’s negative impacts. As a result, the CA Assembly establishes a 2.5 mile “dairy-free” buffer around CASHP that summer.
Nettie Morrison established the Food Commodities Program for Allensworth to ensure that essential commodities are distributed to the community on a monthly basis. She also founded the Allensworth Christian Church and both lobbied and fundraised for its move from the State Park into the Allensworth Community where it was strengthened and renovated.