Shasta Dam, Shasta Lake, and the people "Preserving our history & heritage"
We are a State and Federal licensed non-profit organization that serves as an educational society, preserving the history, heritage & culture of the Shasta Lake area …..early pioneers, Native Americans, people who came to work on Shasta Dam, early businesses, residents & their lives, and the community spirit & events that led the Boomtowns to becoming a City.
In 2001, our existence came into being because of the foresight of two ladies, Barbara Cross and Evelyn Hoppes, whose fathers worked on Shasta Dam, and who felt the history & culture of the area needed to be preserved. They enlisted the service of friends, Darlene Brown, Del Hiebert, Ruth Huey, Ray Siner, and Jack Trapp to form the first Board of Directors.
Though we have many photographs of Shasta Dam, once again, the society's main focus is on the people who came seeking work on Shasta Dam, and the history of the surrounding area. We have well over 6,000 photos & articles, the majority of which were donated by members & people wishing to preserve our heritage. Our database includes information & pictures of the following:
Board of Directors
Barbara J. Cross, President
Darlene V. Brown, Vice President
Henry "Butch" Hurlhey, Recording Secretary
Lorna Rendahl, Treasurer
Lorraine Bennetts, Director
Mike Daniels, Director
Del Hiebert, Director
Ruth Huey, Director
Jack Trapp, Director
Evelyn Hoppes, Past President, Advisor
THE YEAR 2013
Marks 75 years since
construction started on Shasta Dam; Marks 20 years since the Boomtowns incorporated into a City.
Click "Special Events"/75&20 Celebrations for:
A LIST OF EVENTS for the 75th celebration of the construction of Shasta Dam, held the week of September 15-21.
Click "Special Events"/Those Dam Kids for information on the 75th commemorative book due out in September.
We are in the process of updating this site as of May 2013. Please check our latest updates on merchandise, news/events and newsletters!
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.