February 13, 2013 — The History of Diablo State Park (Speaker Series)
Dr. Gallagher will speak to us about the history of one of the most remarkable landmarks in our region.
Mount Diablo is an isolated peak of 3,864 feet (1,178 m), visible from most of the San Francisco Bay Area and much of northern California. Mount Diablo appears to be a double pyramid. North Peak is the second half of the pyramid and is nearly as high in elevation at 3,557 feet (1,084 m). While it may appear close it is about one mile northeast of the main summit. *
The peak is the centerpiece of Mount Diablo State Park, a state park of about 20,000 acres. The park was the first public open space of a complex which now includes 38 preserves, including nearby city open spaces, regional parks and watersheds. Private lands protected with conservation easements buffer some areas. Preserved lands on and around Mount Diablo now total more than 90,000 acres. *
photo courtesy of Michael Troutman
* Information taken from Wikipedia
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