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.
Donations of any amount are greatly appreciated. If you are interested in knowing more or would like to help send us an email. We look forward to hearing from you.
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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. The second trip is from August 9-11th 2013 at Yosemite. The third trip is from August 23-25th 2013 at Yosemite. space is limited and these trips fill [...]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 >>
On 7-21-2012 the LBBSA was granted the honor of participating in the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of Cooley Landing a historically significant site in East Palo Alto, Ca. The LBBSA provided the escort for the Color Guard which consisted of representatives from Menlo Park Fire Department, East Palo Alto Police Department and the Park Service Rangers. the color guard was under the [...]Read More >>
Dear All, I want to add a postscript to my note yesterday with the obit of Wesley Brown. I was reminded by my colleague and friend Anthony Powell that the situation in the navy was not exactly as clear cut as I described after the civil war. The navy, like the army, got much smaller after [...]Read More >>
All, Thought you would be interested to read the obit of the first black graduate of Annapolis, Wesley Brown. The book mentioned in the obit by Bob Schneller is a good one and I recommend it. I’ve always thought it remarkable that it took until 1945 for the first black to graduate from the Naval Academy. [...]Read More >>