Public Invited to Free Premiere of “Kennett—The Town Under Shasta Lake” Documentary                                                                            at Shasta Dam Visitor Center

                          Meet the Producer/Author at Event to be Held on Friday, October 7, 2022 at 2 p.m.

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Shasta Lake Heritage & Historical Society and Myra Buteau Films are sponsoring a free premiere of the historical documentary “Kennett—The Town Under Shasta Lake” on Friday, October 7, 2022 at 2 p.m. at the Shasta Dam Visitor Center located at 16349 Shasta Dam Boulevard in Shasta Lake, California.

The 200-seat theatre with a dynamic screen viewing also provides a spectacular view of Shasta Dam where Kennett is submerged behind under 400 feet of water in Shasta Lake.

“Kennett—The Town Under Shasta Lake” is the story of a 19th century copper mining ghost town that is steeped in history.  First it was a Wintu Native American village, then after the discovery of gold in the 1850s it was named Backbone, and finally in the 1880s when the railroad arrived, it was named Kennett.

  The event will feature guest speakers, a Q & A with the producer Myra Buteau, and a book signing.

For more information, please contact Tami Corn, Project Coordination Specialist, U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation at (530) 247-8556.

Personal photographs in the Alice White collection in our archives and not to be used for any type or kind of commercial purpose without the consent of Shasta Lake Heritage & Historical Society.