Sharing the joys & beauty
of living in the lovely Cuddy
Valley west of Frazier Park
Sunday, October 9, 2011
Chamber of Commerce Mixer at Beale Adobe
I have a lot of catching up to do! A week ago Thursday, I took the hub to the Chamber of Commerce mixer at the Beale Adobe. It is on Tejon Ranch Land, & the headquarters of the High Desert Hunt Club. It is an awesom location, with a lot of history. General Beale built it in the 1800's (around 1864 if I recall correctly). This is a barbed wire sculpture of the Tejon Ranch brand.
You drive down a dirt road, then suddenly you happen upon the pretty grounds of the adobe, with a nice pond. It would be a great location for a wedding.
Tejon put on an awesome spread (which of course I didn't photograph!) Caterer was amazing, & out of Bakersfield. Rustic artisan sandwiches on whole wheat biscuits, grilled vegetables w/a balsamic dipping sauce, brie w/raspberries, panna cotta, Tejon Ranch wine, etc...No wonder there was a great turnout!
Barry Zoeller, a big wig & spokesperson for Tejon gave a brief history of General Beale. The hub & I spoke with him later, and found out Tejon has been a publicly traded company since the 1930's, if I recall correctly (perhaps 1940's). Was founded by several prominent men and combined a number of large ranches into one.
This is the kitchen; note the Tejon logo on the iron fixture holding the cooking pans...