This Month's Meeting:
The Deadliest Man-Made Disaster of 20th-Century America and the Making of Modern Los Angeles
Monday, March 20th 7:00pm
La Crescenta Center for Spiritual Living
At the intersection of Dunsmore and Santa Carlotta
The near-failure of the Oroville Dam brings up the history of a dam that did fail, right here in Los Angeles in 1928. "Floodpath" will detail the events of the St. Francis Dam disaster - the tragic loss of hundreds of lives, the reasons for the collapse, and the aftermath.
Jon Wilkman is an award-winning documentary filmmaker. His television series Moguls and Movie Stars: A History of Hollywood was named one of the year's top ten programs by the New York Daily News and the Wall Street Journal, and nominated for three Emmy Awards, including writing. Wilkman also is the author of several books on LA history. He will have his latest book "Floodpath" on hand for signing.
This Month's Events:
Deukmejian Park History Hike
Deukmejian Park is full of history - both human and natural, and many pieces of that history are scattered along its trails. Let's take a walk with local historian Mike Lawler, and hear some of the stories behind all those rusty pieces of metal and odd rock formations you've been tripping over on your hikes over the years. On this tour you'll learn about earthquake faults and devastating floods – bandits, vineyards, water works, horses, even the story behind the park's name!
We'll be walking approximately 1 mile on very rocky and uneven trials. Wear a hat, sturdy shoes and bring water.
April 1st - 9:30 and 12 - meet in front of the stone barn
This is a limited attendance tour - only 20 people per time slot! You must RSVP.
To RSVP - Call 818-441-4223, or email Lawlerdad@yahoo.com
Regular meetings are held the third Monday of each month at 7:00 PM at the the Center for Spiritual Living, formerly known as the La Crescenta Church of Religious Science located at the intersection of Dunsmore and Santa Carlotta.