Centennial Day Dedication
They had a Party in 1921
Just over two weeks after the governor signed legislation creating state parkland on Mount Diablo there was a party to celebrate!
According to the “Hikers” column by Harold French in the San Francisco Call, at the dedication on June 19, 1921, “Unique outdoor exercises were held …first in a natural amphitheater at the base, and later at the summit.” In addition to performances by the Martinez band and Choral Society, and speeches by local and state dignitaries, “Moving pictures and airplane stunts heightened the interest of the varied program conducted on the top of this 3850-foot mountain.”
Now it is time for another party! Though airplane stunts may not be part of the program this time around, Mount Diablo State Park is planning a centennial event later this year. Mark your calendar for October 16 to save the date and watch for more details in the coming months.