ST. FRANCIS DAM DISASTER 90TH ANNIVERSARY: St. Francis Dam Newsreels, Documentaries

Date: March 10, 2018

Time: 7 pm

Location: Hart Hall, William S. Hart Park

ST. FRANCIS DAM DISASTER: 90TH ANNIVERSARY

A Night of St. Francis Dam Newsreels and Documentaries

Presented by Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society

Hosted by Phil Scorza

Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 7 pm

Location: Hart Hall, William S. Hart Park in Newhall

Admission: Free

As part of the 90th anniversary commemoration of the St. Francis Dam disaster, Santa Clarita historian Phil Scorza, host of SCVTV series “Points of Interest”, will show an exciting series of vintage newsreels from the period of the disaster, and more recent documentaries about the disaster and water history of Los Angeles.

Program will include:

2017 – Drone Video: St. Francis Dam Site

2016 – Philip Scorza: L.A. Water Story and the St. Francis Dam Disaster

1913 – Construction & Opening of L.A. Aqueduct

OPEN FORUM DISCUSSION W/AUDIENCE & SCV HISTORICAL SOCIETY BOARD MEMBERS

1928 – British Pathe Newsreel: St. Francis Dam Disaster

1928 – Fillmore and Santa Paula After The Flood

1928 – Fox Newsreel: Nighttime Recovery of Bodies

1928 – Fox Newsreel: Carrying Bodies into Newhall Morgue

1929 – Fox Newsreel: Setting Charges to Blow Up the Tombstone and Wing Dyke of St. Francis Dam

PLUS

 

John Bergstrom: St. Francis Music Video

Survivors Stories of the St. Francis Dam Disaster,  Including Ivan Dorsett

AND MUCH, MUCH MORE!  (stay tuned…)