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SCV Historical Society to host St. Francis Dam tour

Posted: February 17, 2009 11:59 p.m.
Updated: February 18, 2009 9:00 a.m.
The Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society will host a tour of the site of the St. Francis Dam in San Francisquito Canyon March 15 as a fundraiser.

The dam break is the second-worst natural disaster in the state of California. The failure of the St. Francis Dam March 12, 1928, killed more than 450 people, leveled farms and homesteads, destroyed property and livestock and changed the way dam safety was addressed forever.

"Dam Man" Frank Rock will give a short lecture at the Saugus Train Station with an overview of the dam disaster, followed by a ticketed event, a three-hour motorcoach tour of the dam site.

The bus will leave Heritage Junction historic park at 2 p.m. and return at approximately 5 p.m. Tour includes snacks and motor coach transportation.

Tickets can be reserved by calling (661) 254-1275 with credit card and contact information.


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