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Dam Builders Celebrate Memories of Shasta Dam

Media Contact: Pete Lucero, 916-978-5100, 05/04/2011 14:56

For Release: May 04, 2011

The Bureau of Reclamation's Northern California Area Office, Shasta Damboree, and the Shasta Lake Heritage and Historical Society are sponsoring the annual Shasta Dam Workers' Reunion and Celebration on Saturday, May 7, 2011, at the American Legion Hall in Shasta Lake City. The dam workers' reunion is part of the Shasta Damboree weekend, a celebration honoring the construction of Shasta Dam. This event is an example of others in the America's Great Outdoors initiative in which Americans celebrate a vast and varied natural heritage through various activities.

Shasta Dam - Ralph Lowry

Ralph Lowry, Construction Engineer for Reclamation, left, congratulates Frank Crowe, Superintendent for Pacific Constructors, Inc., right, on the placing of the first bucket of concrete in Shasta Dam. July 8, 1940.

 

Reunion activities include a special "hometown" BBQ luncheon for the dam builders and their families. Reservations are required. Brian Person, Reclamation's Northern California Area Office Area Manager, will be the guest speaker at the luncheon.  Following the luncheon, guests will board a bus for a private tour of Shasta Dam, the Shasta Powerplant and some areas that are not open to the general public such as the site of the Pacific Construction Inc. camp (contractor's camp) closed to the public for many years.

This year's Shasta Damboree theme is "Stay and Play in Shasta Lake." The Shasta Lake City celebration concludes Saturday with a parade and crafts fair at the Clair Engle Park. To make a reservation and for additional information, please contact Sheri Harral, public affairs specialist, at 530-276-2030 or sharral@usbr.gov.

 

 

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