MARKET PLACE RADIO did a piece on Infrastructures this month "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
OR: you can listen to the podcast by click the mp3 link attached below:
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.
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 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
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