The calendar celebrates Washington’s large, diverse and beautiful state park system, which turns 100 years old next year. Established on March 19, 1913, Washington’s is one of the oldest state park systems in the country. The calendar commemorates the 100th birthday by featuring historic photos and graphic images from every decade, giving a feel for the park system that today receives approximately 40 million visits a year.
The large-format calendar measures 14 inches by 9.875 inches when closed and is 14 inches by 19.75 inches when opened for display. It sells for $18.50 plus tax. Purchase by calling State Parks Headquarters at (360) 902-8500.
Historic photos are courtesy of the State Parks Archive Collection. Featured photos include a 1919 public meeting and picnic to discuss Deception Pass becoming a state park, a family picnicking at Moran State Park in the 1920s, a Civilian Conservation Corps crew from the 1930s, a State Parks ranger and truck from the 1950s and more. Proceeds from calendar sales go to operate and maintain Washington state parks.