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scvhslogoThe Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society Invites You to Visit Heritage Junction Historic Park Inside William S. Hart Park in Newhall, Santa Clarita, California

Tours Every Sat-Sun 1pm-4pm

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ST FRANCIS DAM DISASTER: 91ST ANNIVERSARY FLOOD PLAIN TOUR

Date: March 31, 2019

Time: 9am to 4pm

Location: Begin at Saugus Train Station, Heritage Junction Within William S. Hart Park

ST. FRANCIS DAM DISASTER: 91st ANNIVERSARY
Flood Plain Tour-52 miles
Tour of affected properties in flood plain from Santa Clarita to Santa Paula

Sunday, March 31, 2019

Speakers:

Dianne Erskine-Hellrigel, Executive Director, Community Hiking Club (Santa Clarita), Board of Directors, Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society

Dr. Alan Pollack, President Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society

Docents at Rancho Camulos

 

Tennis shoes and comfortable/casual attire are recommended. Sunscreen and a hat are optional, but also recommended. You will be doing some minimal walking on this trip.

We highly recommend that you bring snacks/lunch on the bus.
There will be no designated stop for lunch on this tour.

Meet the bus at 9:00 AM at Heritage Junction: 24101 Newhall Avenue, Newhall, CA 91321

 

Cost: $55.00 per person prepaid only
For Reservations, please contact: 661-254-1275 

WE ARE CURRENTLY SOLD OUT FOR THIS TOUR. CALL 661-254-1275 TO BE PLACED ON WAITING LIST. IF WE GET ENOUGH PEOPLE ON WAIT LIST, A SECOND TOUR MAY BE ADDED.

Itinerary: 

Powerhouse 1/Powerhouse 1 Village

View of the Powerhouse and village, with a walk around the small park to view equipment used in the building of the aqueduct and the St. Francis Dam-photo opportunities

 

St. Francis Dam-

Short hike to the dam foundation overlook for photos.

Alan Pollack

 

Powerhouse 2 Village-

View from bus, Dianne Erskine-Hellrigel will tell you about the Lyman Curtis Family and the Ray Rising Family.

 

Powerhouse 2

Brief walk to the 2 plaques at Powerhouse 2 and the Forest Fire Station.

Alan Pollack 

 

Harry Carey Ranch site (Tesoro Del Valle)-

Walk around the grounds of Harry Carey’s ranch
Tour of Harry Carey property and House.
There are picnic tables here to eat your lunch if desired.

 

Edison substation-brief stop for photo-

Alan Pollack

 

Santa Paula Cemetery-

Dianne Erskine-Hellrigel will talk to you about the St. Francis victims buried on this site, known and unknown

 

Rancho Camulos-

Mini Tour with Rancho Camulos docents.

 

Gottardi Ranch-

The loss of 5 members of the Gottardi family is one example of the many tragedies that occurred as a result of the breach of the St. Francis Dam. You will hear their stories.

Dianne Erskine-Hellrigel 

 

Edison Kemp Camp/Blue Cut-

This is the site of the single largest loss of life in the floodplain.

Dianne Erskine-Hellrigel 

** HERITAGE JUNCTION DISPATCH **Dispatch Pic

** HISTORICAL SOCIETY NEWSLETTER **

Latest Edition Now Available Online!!

MARCH-APRIL, 2019 Issue

Featuring:

 

“REPLACING A PLAQUE AT THE ST FRANCIS DAM SITE” by Alan Pollack

“2019 Dam Tours” by Dianne Erskine-Hellrigel

“Heinsbergen Decorating Company” by Margi Bertram

“A Lost Drummer &  Iron Canyon Cookies” by John Boston

Thanks to those who volunteered

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