Washington State Park Celebrates Civilian Conservation Corps Company 1743 With Open House & Hike On Feb. 26

In honor of Black History Month, team members at Washington State Park invite the public to join them in celebrating the work of Civilian Conservation Corps Company 1743 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26. Park team members will be available during this open house event at Thunderbird Lodge to discuss Company 1743’s contribution to the park, display historic photographs and discuss historical record accounts of the company’s time at the park.

Since Black History Month 2022’s theme is “Black Health and Wellness,” interpretive tream members will lead a guided hike on the 1,000 Steps Trail at 1 p.m. to support this initiative. This trail was built by Company 1743, and displays their stonework and highlights the park’s natural resources. The hike is 1.25 miles long over a natural surface.

Participants should dress accordingly for this outdoor experience. All events are weather and conditions permitting and subject to change.

Washington State Park is located 10 miles south of De Soto and 15 miles north of Potosi on State Highway 21. For more information about the event, call Washington State Park at 636-586-5768.

For more information on state parks and historic sites, visit mostateparks.com. Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

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