ST FRANCIS DAM DISASTER: 90TH ANNIVERSARY FLOOD PLAIN TOUR

Date: March 25, 2018

ST. FRANCIS DAM DISASTER: 90TH ANNIVERSARY
Flood Plain Tour-52 miles
Tour of affected properties in flood plain from Santa Clarita to Santa Paula

Sunday, March 25, 2018

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

Ann Stansell, Archaeologist with National Park Service, Board of Directors, Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society

Docent 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. You may bring snacks/lunch on the bus.
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 

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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

Alan Pollack 

 

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

Alan Pollack

 

Edison substation-brief stop for photo-

Alan Pollack

 

Magic Mountain Ridge Route Bridge washout

Brief walk to see where the flood took out the bridge. (Subject to permission of Magic Mountain.)

Alan Pollack

 

Santa Paula Oil Museum

1/2 hour allotted for viewing the museum exhibits-On your own

Brief stop for photos

Alan Pollack

 

Santa Paula Cemetery-

Ann Stansell will talk to you about the St. Francis victims buried on this site, known and unknown

 

Bardsdale Cemetery-

Ann Stansell will talk to you about the St. Francis victims buried on this site, known and unknown

 

 

Rancho Camulos-

Mini Tour at the Rancho by a docent

 

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 flood plain.

Dianne Erskine-Hellrigel