During a community potluck in Sacajawea State Park in Pasco, people will meet, eat and celebrate local history where Lewis and Clark once rested.
The Daughters of the Pioneers is planning its third annual Pioneer Picnic from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday in the park the group created to commemorate local history.
Margaret Wilde, Daughters of the Pioneers treasurer, said the group started Sacajawea State Park in 1927. The women hauled buckets of water up from the confluence of the Snake and Columbia rivers to water trees they planted.
Four years later, the volunteer group transferred the park over to the state, she said.
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The park location was chosen because Lewis and Clark camped there for two days in 1805. Lewis and Clark's travels, Native American artifacts and the Daughters of the Pioneers all are represented in the Sacajawea Interpretive Center in the park, Wilde said.
The picnic will include traditional music by local fiddlers and a display of historical cars from the 1930s and earlier.
Gracie Cooper, Franklin County Historical Society co-president, will give a lecture on women's suffrage. Cooper said this year is the 100-year anniversary of when women in Washington gained the legal right to vote.
One of the goals of the picnic is to let people know that the Daughters of the Pioneers still are active, Wilde said. The daughters preserve local history through the park and their own family history as well.
Preserving history is important and helps people appreciate what they have now, she said.
The picnic is a potluck, and those who come should bring food to share and their own plates and utensils and drinks, Wilde said.
Sacajawea State Park also is sponsoring the picnic.