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Journey to Allensworth Old Time Jubilee
Christopher Bagley, 11 years old of Rancho Elementary School:

Question: Chris what is your best experience about this trip to Allensworth?
The good thing is that young people get to learn their history.

Question: What could make this more of a fun trip for you and other young people?
If they had some swings, basketball courts and stuff just like a regular park.

Question: What would you bring or do differently the next time you come?
Bring a hat.

Question: What would you like to see the next time you visit?
I want to visit the hotel on Palmer Ave. It was closed when we went by.

Question: What would you like to tell another young person about visiting Allensworth?
It's fun.

Question: Is there anything else you would like to add?
It's a long bus ride.


Eric Johnson, 15 years old of Monte Vista High School:

Question: Eric, what is your best experience about this trip to Allensworth?
I felt that this was a fun trip even though I slept a few hours on the way. The bus ride was tiring but not really boring. Tours of the town homes, stores and churches were pretty cool. I got to see how tings were before high technology existed. I found out what an "outhouse" looked liked.

Question: What could make this more of a fun trip for you and other young people?
On the way home we should go to an all you can eat buffet restaurant and watch regular TV shows between movies. Also the park should have more games for kids to play so they can win prizes.

Question: What would you bring or do differently the next time you come?
I'll bring my Gameboy and a note pad and pencil so I can draw.

Question: What would you like to see the next time you visit?
I want to see inside the buildings that were locked and to ride the hay wagons

Question: What would you like to tell another young person about visiting Allensworth?
At first I thought it was about school and didn't want to go but when I realized it wasn't I was okay with going. I some times don't want to be around a lot of people. Then I thought about it and decided since there was nothing to do at home that I'd go. This was fun. I would go again.

Question: Is there anything else you would like to add?
I just think it was fun watching everyone do their acts on stage, I was just fun..


San Jose Chapter of Jack and Jill of America

These pictures are from the San Jose Chapter of Jack and Jill of America's visit to Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park for the 2006 Black History Month celebration. These photos were taken by the trip organizer Shawanda Alexander. Some of the comments made by the children about the trip were:

1. This was the best field trip we have ever taken
2. My favorite part was the blacksmith making the tools
3. The food was really good
4. I really like the "I have a Dream" Speech
5. I liked making the dolls from corn husks


East Bay Conservation Corps Charter School

These pictures were taken during the East Bay Conservation Corps Charter Schoolís 2003 class trip to Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park. The drawings are by Ms. Laura Allenís fifth grade students Maurie and Matthew. Maurie also took the pictures that are shown here. The drawings and pictures were scanned by Maurieís dad Michael Diggles.



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