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In honor of Earth Day, the Friends of Allensworth, AmeriCorps and community volunteers came together on Saturday morning to plant trees at Colonel Allensworth State Park. After enjoying a breakfast of pastries, fruit and juice, the group gathered for instructions.
One day in 2002 Mary Langer Thompson and her husband visited Colonel Allensworth State Park. She was so moved by the Allensworth story that she wrote this poem.
April 7, 1842 – September 14, 1914 Born into slavery in Kentucky in1842, Allen Allensworth gained his freedom during the Civil War when the Forty-fourth Illinois Volunteer Infantry was camped in Louisville, Kentucky.
In an interview with editor B. Jesse Clarke, environmentalist Carl Anthony talks about the founding of the earth day movement and how the movement has developed over the years.
The Bakersfield College Delano Campus Cultural and Historical Awareness Program (C.H.A.P.) is pleased to announce its first event for the spring 2016 semester. African American Migrations in the American Far West & U.S.-Mexico Borderlands: A History of Allensworth in Local, Regional, and International Context.
Volunteers are needed April 16th at Colonel Allensworth State Park (SHP) for the 18th Annual California State Parks Foundation’s (CSPF) Earth Day Restoration and Cleanup. Colonel Allensworth SHP is one of 24 California state parks that are taking part in the Earth Day cleanup activities.
The California State Parks Foundation Program is hosting a work day at Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park on Saturday, April 9, 2016. This work day will focus on painting park buildings.
These interactive spherical photos allow you to look around and explore inside the buildings at Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park. Stop by Google Maps and take a walk through the Schoolhouse, Church or even the Colonel’s house.