Welcome to Episode Six of the Tejon Ranch History Podcast. This episode focuses on the waning years of the California gold rush, its positive (and not-so-positive) effects on California, as well as Ranch founder General E.F. Beale’s continuing relationship with local tribes and sometimes tenuous relationship with the Federal government. The big news though: Beale convinces the U.S. Army to establish a military presence in the Tejon region to “keep the peace” between settlers and native Americans and guard a major road though Grapevine Canyon. This will lead to Tejon becoming the third largest settlement in Southern California and set the stage for years to come. Listen in to find out what happens next!