THE DAM MAN, HISTORIAN FRANK ROCK, TO LEAD TOUR TO THE ST. FRANCIS DAM SITE
The Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society will present a tour of the St. Francis Dam site on Saturday, March 29, 2014.
The failure of the St. Francis Dam on March 12, 1928, the second-worst natural disaster to hit California, killed more than 450 people. The break and subsequent flood leveled farms and homesteads, destroyed property and livestock and changed the way dam safety was addressed forevermore.
The tour will begin with a short presentation about the disaster at 11 a.m. in the freight room of the Saugus Train Station in Heritage Junction. At noon, ticketed passengers will board a motorcoach for a trip up to the dam site in San Francisquito Canyon and a hike to the dam ruins.
St. Francis Dam expert Frank Rock, who has been featured on the History Channel, the Discovery Channel and local television, will conduct the lecture and tour. Tickets are $35 per person for all ages and include snacks and bus transportation. Funds raised will benefit programs of the Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society.
Participants should wear long pants and comfortable hiking shoes. Water will be provided. Tickets may be reserved by calling (661) 254-1275 with credit card and contact information or by mailing your ticket order to P.O. Box 221925, Newhall, CA 91322-1925. Mail orders must be received no later than March 22. Because this tour is a very popular fund-raiser, it is impossible to guarantee that seats will be available for purchase on the day of the tour. Order your tickets now!
-- Alan Pollack, MD President and Program Chairman Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society firstname.lastname@example.org www.scvhs.org www.scvhistory.com