Allensworth Centennial: 100 Years of the California Dream
Allensworth Centennial Celebration
On October 11 and 12, 2008, close to 5,000 people gathered at Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park to commemorate the founding of the “town that would not die.” Celebrants arrived by car, bus, RV, and train. They strolled along the streets of the historic town and toured the many restored and reconstructed buildings where docents shared tales of people and events past.
People of all ages swayed to the music of gospel, jazz, and the irresistible beat of drum corps.
The Allensworth Honorary Centennial Committee thanks its corporate sponsors:
Learn More About Allensworth
Want to learn more about Allen Allensworth and the town he helped found? Visit our page full of useful references and plan to check them out before or after your visit. And you won't want to miss our new "virtual tour" webpage, with photographs of Allensworth's historic, restored, and reconstructed buildings.
Allensworth Centennial Merchandise
Centennial commemorative merchandise is still available on the California State Parks Store website, where you can find commemorative mugs and posters, as well as DVD copies of the park's new video, Allensworth: A Piece of the World, and its previous video, The Spirit of Allensworth.