The History of Mt. Diablo

The History of Mt. Diablo
Virtual Program
Thursday, October 21 at 11:30 am

Mount Diablo State Park is celebrating 100 years since being established in 1921. Join us for a webinar that will explore the human history of the mountain. From its humble beginnings to the 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 a Danville native and hiking enthusiast and leader who acts as a natural history docent and volunteer team leader for trail signage and maintenance projects in the park. He is also the president of MDIA and oversees its many programs and committees that solely benefit Mount Diablo State Park.

Please join us for this interesting and entertaining discussion on the history of the biggest thing in Contra Costa County, Mt Diablo!

If you have any problems registering, please contact Donna Grier at or call (925) 837-3750. You will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom link within a few days of registering for the event.

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