Thank you for visit the Los Banos Buffalo Soldiers website. We are currently in the process of updating our name and email contact information. Our current email is no longer availible at this time. We expect this process will take 2 weeks (completion plan for Nov 16th). We encourage you to visit us soon under our new name the California Buffalo Soldiers.
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Join us in commemorating a trail originally trekked by US Army Soldiers who protected our National Parks until 1914. In 1903 Buffalo Soldiers of the 9th Calvary lead by Captain Charles Young, were garrisoned at the Presideo in San Francisco. Among other duties, they were stewards of Yosemite and Sequia National Parks. They rested in Los Banos on day 7 of their 16 day journey by horseback from the Presideo to Sequoia.
This Historical Trail Project is currently in the planning stages. The scope of which will be shared in a up coming blog. Overall the this project is an effort to help bring to light the contributions made by Charles Young and that of the Buffalo Soldier.
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Ladies and Gentlemen, the weekend of August 23-25th was a memorable one! This was the last of our Youth camping trips this year and the Kids had a blast. I think this comment says it all. “Thank you so much for having my grandsons and I (Samuel,Cameron and Leroy Alford)at Yosemite for this past weekend [...]Read More >>
Yosemite: Through the Eyes of a Buffalo Soldier An Experience of a Lifetime MAMMOTH LAKES, CA – The Yosemite camping expedition/film shoot of the documentary of the Sterling Johnson film, a story by Shelton Johnson was, for me, a life-changing event. Read the PDF article by Trooper Tom Ward.Read More >>
Every year on Memorial Day, we come together to remember those who have sacrificed their lives on behalf of our country in the name of freedom and democracy. We owe our freedom to them. Their sacrifices and those of their families are not forgotten. Let us all take moment to reflect on the struggles, sacrifices [...]Read More >>
Ladies and Gentlemen, this year we have three youth camping trips on the schedule. the first trip is from July 12-14th 2013 at the Presidio of San Francisco. Update 5-25-2013. there are no more slots available for the Presidio Camping trip and we have a waiting list in case folks drop out. The second trip [...]Read More >>
On Sunday February 10th the Los Banos Buffalo Soldiers were invited to participate in Sankofa Sunday which was is a yearly event to pay homage to African American Veterans. the event was hosted by the American Legion Post 315 at the War Memorial Veterans Building, 401 Van Ness San Francisco, CA. There were several distinguished [...]Read More >>
Ladies and Gentlemen, Fellow historians. We are very happy to report that thanks to a generous donation the Los Banos Buffalo Soldiers Association has received six Krag Rifles! we would like to thank the National Park Service, Sterling Johnson of the Snow Creek Consort,, Shelton Johnson of the National Park Service and La Rue Ragan [...]Read More >>
Ladies and Gentlemen, Our annual youth camping trip to Yosemite last weekend August 24-26 2012 like the Presidio trip before it was a great success! We would like to thank Shelton Johnson our host and Heather Boothe the Volunteer coordinator for making it all happen. The staff and Volunteers at Yosemite welcomed us with open arms and we were allowed to [...]Read More >>
Ladies and Gentlemen, supporters of Buffalo Soldier history and the empowerment and education of our youth. we are pleased to report that this past weekend’s annual youth camping trip was a great success! we were completely booked with folks trying to join us at the last minute. A special thank you to Guy Washington for [...]Read More >>