I have written several times about this pretty little landmark, and have determined to do all I can to help save it.
The picture is of the soldiers and officers of the 2nd, who worked on their impression all weekend, along with a supportive group of civilians, including two blacksmiths and a carpenter.
Volunteers for this particular program come from all over the state: San Diego, Riverside, Long Beach, Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley, Camarillo, and Santa Maria. They also come from out of state: Arizona, Mississippi, and Arkansas!
In between the drilling, volunteers do specified work on buildings that are on the property, under the direction of a State Ranger. Captain Gardiner's House is completely inhabitable now, instead of just being a static museum where plexiglass panels separate visitors from the rooms. The Barracks is where the men bunk for the weekend. I remember when it was just a broken down pile of timbers.
These people have worked so hard to hold on to history. That sites such as this one--historically important to California--should get closed because of money is heartbreaking.
Where is a History SuperPac when one is needed?
(Thanks to Karina Mooradian for the picture and specifics.)