Santa Clarita Residents Invited To St. Francis Dam Event -- February 9, 2015

Santa Clarita Valley history buffs and those who want to learn more about the history of the community are invited to tour the St. Francis Dam disaster site and attend a symposium about the failure of the dam.

The event is planned to be held March 14 and begin at 11 a.m. with a free lecture in the freight room of the Saugus Train Station inside the Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society’s Heritage Junction Historic Park, according to the event’s Facebook page

At 12 p.m., attendees who have purchased tickets will take a bus to the dam site off of San Francisquito Canyon Road and will be led on a hike to the dam ruins. The hike measures about a mile and is steep in some places.

Frank Rock, known as “The Dam Man,” is leading the lecture and hike. He has been featured on the History Channel, Discovery Channel and SCVTV.

Resident of all ages are invited to attend. Tickets are $35 and all of the funds will go to the Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society.

To reserve tickets, call (661) 254-1275 with credit card and contact information or mail the order to P.O. Box 221925, Newhall, CA 91322-1925. All mail orders must be received by March 7.