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The annual St. Francis Dam presentation and tour will be held this March and registration is open to the public.

Date: March 11, 2017

Time: Lecture 11 a.m., Bus Tour 12 p.m.

Location: Saugus Train Station, Heritage Junction, 24101 Newhall Ave., Newhall CA

On the 89th year anniversary of the St. Francis Dam break.

This year’s tour leaders will be:

FRANK ROCK:

“The Dam Man”

Long time renowned expert on the dam disaster. Frank has been featured discussing the St. Francis Dam on the History Channel, the Discovery Channel, and local television.

DR. ALAN POLLACK:

President, SCV Historical Society.

Dr. Pollack has written articles on the St. Francis Dam history, and was featured on Travel Channel’s “Mysteries at the Museum”.

DIANNE ERSKINE-HELLRIGEL:

Executive Director, SCV Community Hiking Club and Board Member, SCV Historical Society

Dianne, along with Dr. Pollack, is currently working on legislation in Congress to make the dam site a National Memorial and National Monument.

Date: Saturday, March 11, 2017

Time: Lecture at 11 a.m., Bus tour starts at 12 p.m.

Admission Fee: $35 per person. Proceeds will benefit programs of the Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society. Fee includes lecture, snacks, and bus transportation.

The tour will begin with a presentation on the history of the St. Francis Dam event at 11 a.m. in the freight room of the Saugus Train Station in Heritage Junction.

At noon, ticketed passengers will board a motor coach for a trip up to the dam site in San Francisquito Canyon and a hike to the dam ruins.

Tour includes approximately 1 mile walk and steep uphill hike at dam site.

Participants should wear long pants and sturdy hiking shoes. Water will be provided.

Because this tour is a very popular fund-raiser, it is impossible to guarantee that seats will be available for purchase on the day of the tour. Seating is limited. Order your tickets now!

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

Or, purchase online here with PayPal:
http://scvhs.org/event/annual-st-francis-dam-lecture-and-bus-tour/

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