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WOW Presents: Mount Diablo State Park Centennial
November 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pmFree
Rising almost 4,000 feet from the valleys of Contra Costa County, Mount Diablo is one of the most recognized geologic features of the San Francisco Bay Area. This year, Mount Diablo State Park is celebrating 100 years since being established in 1921. Join Wonders of the World (WOW) for a webinar that will explore the human history of the mountain from its humble beginnings to present day including the historic Civilian Conservation Corps who built most of its infrastructure. Discussions include the history of early Native Americans, cattle ranching, horse racing, automobile racing, and tourism on the mountain. Learn how the park has grown in size thanks to visionaries like Mary Bowerman and Raymond Force. See how different organizations protect the mountain like Mount Diablo Interpretive Association (MDIA) and Save Mount Diablo (SMD). Our speaker will be Steve Smith, President of MDIA.