- Allensworth town was founded 1908 with the idea that African Americans could own property, learn, thrive, and live the American Dream. It was named after Colonel Allen Allensworth. The town diminished after the 1914 death of Allensworth, combined with a severe drought and reduced drop yields; by 1918 many residents had left. In 1976 Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park was created commemorate and preserve the town and plans were made for the restoration of 30 buildings.
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Miriam Matthews Photograph Collection