Welcome to Episode 11 of the Tejon Ranch History Podcast!
This episode focuses on one of California’s worst droughts in history. By the mid-1800s there were more than 125,000 sheep grazing at the Ranch and plenty of crops and other wildlife. Of course, this being history, there was a hitch. California suffered a serious drought, with absolutely no rain in 1877. The Kern River dried up completely. And vegetation died. How was Tejon Ranch able to recover? Listen to learn more.