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
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.
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.
Powerhouse 2 Village-
View from bus, Dianne Erskine-Hellrigel will tell you about the Lyman Curtis Family and the Ray Rising Family.
Brief walk to the 2 plaques at Powerhouse 2 and the Forest Fire Station.
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-
Santa Paula Cemetery-
Dianne Erskine-Hellrigel will talk to you about the St. Francis victims buried on this site, known and unknown
Mini Tour with Rancho Camulos docents.
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.
Edison Kemp Camp/Blue Cut-
This is the site of the single largest loss of life in the floodplain.