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.
A Night of St. Francis Dam Newsreels and Documentaries will take place Saturday, Mar. 10 at 7:00 p.m. in Hart Hall, at William S. Hart Park in Newhall and will be presented by the Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society.
Admission is free.
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 with audience and 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
John Bergstrom: St. Francis Music Video
Katy Moffatt: “St. Francis Dam” song, live
Survivors Stories of the St. Francis Dam Disaster, Including Ivan Dorsett
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