Letter to Eugene Lasartemay from Arthur M. Robinson, 1976
- Letter to Eugene Lasartemay from Arthur M. Robinson, 1976
- Alternative title
- Documents regarding town of Allensworth, anniversary.
- Robinson, Arthur M.
- Date Created
- May 21, 1976
Miriam Matthews Photograph Collection
Letter from Arthur M. Robinson, Commissioner, State Parks, to Eugene P. Lasartemay, President of the East Bay Historical Society and member of the subcommittee of the Allensworth Advisory Committee, about a public hearing to be held by the State Parks and Recreation Commission about the general development plan and resource management for the Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park to take place on May 14, 1976. Robinson expresses his view that this should not become a large expensive historic park. He suggests that a commemorative park for Allensworth be established in Los Angeles.
Allensworth town was founded 1908 with the idea that African Americans could own property, learn, thrive, and live the American Dream. It was named after Colonel Allen Allensworth. The town diminished after the 1914 death of Allensworth, combined with a severe drought and reduced drop yields; by 1918 many residents had left. In 1976 Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park was created commemorate and preserve the town and plans were made for the restoration of 30 buildings.
- 2 pp.