In September, we had a "soft" private opening of our museum for Society Members and guests. Nearly 150 people came to visit that day. Mayor Larry Farr, on the far left, did the  Champagne toast with a fine tribute of thanks to the many volunteers shown here for making the museum become a reality. Pictured are Larry and some of the Volunteers: Darlene Brown, Deb West, Darlene & Matt Rumboltz, Patti Holmes, Ruth Ann Kobe, Linda Beaver, Donna Daniels, Del Hiebert, Linda Stout, Marylin Bohn, Mike Daniels, Joan Jennings, Alice Scarbourgh, Barbara Cross and Diana Evans. Not pictured are Earl West, Gerry Lundstrom, Rick & Karen Fox, Pete Droesch, Kay Kobe, Sadie Brown, Marian Trapp, Butch Hurlhey, Kayle Rhodes, Lena Locke, and Vern Charlton to name a few more!

 

Pictured are Larry and some of the Volunteers: Darlene Brown, Deb West, Darlene & Matt Rumboltz, Patti Holmes, Ruth Ann Kobe, Linda Beaver, Donna Daniels, Del Hiebert, Linda Stout, Marylin Bohn, Mike Daniels, Joan Jennings, Alice Scarbourgh, Barbara Cross and Diana Evans. Not pictured are Earl West, Gerry Lundstrom, Rick & Karen Fox, Pete Droesch, Kay Kobe, Sadie Brown, Marian Trapp, Butch Hurlhey, Kayle Rhodes, Lena Locke, and Vern Charlton to name a few more!
    WE ARE IN THE "VISITORS CENTER" 

Our new location is 1525 Median Ave. in the City of Shasta Lake. We are part of the new Visitors Center housing a Museum, Library and Chamber of Commerce. 

Mailing address: P.O. Box 562, Shasta Lake, CA 96019. Email: slhandhs@gmail.com. 



MARKET PLACE RADIO did a piece on Infrastructures "When Public Works employed millions" and it included comments from some DAM KIDS (all in their 80's) Barbara & Don Cross, Del Hiebert and Ruth Ann Kobe, about life during the construction of Shasta Dam. For the story with photos and more comments, go to MPR's website:

https://www.marketplace.org/2017/04/03/economy/new-deal-shasta-and-jobs?temp-new-window-replacement=true



OR: you can listen to the podcast by click the mp3 link attached below:

mp_20170403_seg_20_64.mp3

 

One can only image what it was like in those days of construction on Shasta Dam in the late 30's and early 40's. These are just a few of the many photographs in our collection. 

 

Working on the Pit River Bridge under construction.  In the picture above, look down at the river, that is the old Pit River Bridge in the background. 

Not many of the early workers are still among us. From the construction years, "those men of steel" are like all the WWII veterans, aging rapidly and will soon be only in our memories. The oldest worker in our area, James "Jim" Brock, was honored in last year's November Veteran's Day Parade in our City (WWII Veteran), and celebrated his 104th birthday in December! 

Board of Directors

Darlene V. Brown,  President

Del Hiebert,  Vice President

Henry "Butch" Hurlhey, Recording Secretary

Kay Kobe, Treasurer

Mike Daniels, Director

Del Hiebert, Director

Joan Jennings, Director

Marian Trapp, Director

Deb West, Director

Barbara Cross, Past President and Director

Our sincere thanks to any and all of you who helped us over the years! It was because of your support that we have been able to preserve the photographs and stories that will be shown in the museum. From before the construction of Shasta Dam - copper mining and the cities under Shasta Lake to the Boomtown era of Shasta Dam construction and to the towns and people that were located along the Sacramento River before I-5 came into being! So much history to share!
Shown are some photos from the inside of our new Boomtown Museum. Some features in the museum are the 14ft. tall murals enhancing two of our walls, local stories, a recording studio and short digital films. We even have a gift shop of local crafts. Still not totally completed, we are very excited to have a Public Grand Opening on Saturday, October 20th, 2018 as part of the new Visitors Center with the Library and Chamber of Commerce. Hours will begin at 10am with the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony until 2pm. For this day only, it is Free Admission to the museum. After the opening, Admission will be $3.00 for adults and No charge to Society Members and Children under 12. 

Preparing the site for Shasta Dam. 

Our book "Those Dam Kids" is a great addition to any book collection. Almost 300 pages, it is full of photos and short stories by the offspring of the workers on Shasta Dam.  Sharing their memories during the "Boomtown Years", it is a quick must read and sure to be a collectible book in years to come.  Above is Mr. Mathew Rumboltz with "those Dam kids" and the first 7th & 8th grade students at Toyon School 1938. click: those-dam-kids-book.php

The BELTLINE taking aggregate to the Dam site. 

 Many photographs shown on our website are personal photos and can not be used for commercial purposes in any form. Please contact us for permission of use on any reproduction of any of the photographs within our website. Thank you.