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NOW, THEREFORE, I, DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER, President of the United States of America, do hereby call upon all of our citizens to observe Thursday, November 11, 1954, as Veterans Day. On that day let us solemnly remember the sacrifices of all those who fought so valiantly, on the sea, in the air, and on foreign shores, to preserve our heritage of freedom, and let us reconsecrate ourselves to the task of promoting an enduring peace so that their efforts shall not have been in vain.… Proclamation 3071 Veterans Day, 1954 By The president of the United States of America
Park champions from Sacramento, San Diego, Long Beach, Pacific Grove, and I am sure I forgot to name a few, came together for the October 21th workday at Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park. There was Ada who has volunteered at more than 100 workdays, and the day’s leader Stephen Van Lydegraf, who has lead over 80 workdays.
The California State Parks Foundation is seeking volunteers for a workday at Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park. The Saturday, October 21st, workday will focus on dead tree removal and cleanup in the campground at the park as well as other needed maintenance. The work will be followed by lunch and a park tour for all volunteers.
Step back in time and visit Allensworth; a black founded, black financed, black governed town founded in 1908. Bring the entire family and learn about California’s only state park that tells the story of state’s black pioneers.
This year marks the 10th year for the Colonel Allensworth 5k Run Walk for Health! This year also marks 109 years for the founding of the town of Allensworth (1908-2017). The 5k will be held on October 14, 2017 and will begin at 9:00 a.m. Please join us for the 5k and remain the rest of the day for the Annual Rededication festivities.
The old man sat in the corner of the one-room schoolhouse watching the ebb and flow of people coming through the front door. His dress was reminiscent of the legendary Buffalo soldiers—blue wool shirt with lighter-colored pants and a yellow scarf tied loosely around his neck. The sun, on its westward journey, sent a shaft of light along the side of his face.
On August 1st, ReserveCalifornia™, the California State parks new, faster, easier reservation system went live. Between now and March 2018 they will phase in the ability to view the real-time reservation inventory, website trip planning and expanded payment options that includes state-of-the-art computerized point-of-sale and fee collection equipment that will allow debit and credit card payments at more locations.
KPIX 5 News reporter Christin Ayers’ visit to Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park. You can read the transcript of Christin Ayers’ visit on the CBS SF Bay Area website.
The 6th annual Allensworth Summer Family Day is Saturday, July 29, 2017 from 4 – 8pm at the Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park. This annual, event is a chance for the Allensworth community to enjoy a day filled with food, music, entertainment, water slides, and raffle prizes.
Several Outdoor Afros and I toured the “Historical Allensworth State Park” on a spiritual journey in going back in time to capture the success and anguish of the Allensworth Black Town Colony. We cried and cheered at so many elements as Black people on this historical moment, that each and every one of us was changed and inspired by Allensworth’s vision.