March is St. Francis Dam Disaster Commemoration Month
Each year the Heritage Valley Tourism Bureau invites locals and visitors to learn about the March 12, 1928 collapse of the St. Francis Dam . It had a major impact on life in the Santa Clara River Valley . You can engage in commemoration activities throughout March. This year you can visit the special memorials to the victims at the cemeteries in Piru, Bardsdale, and Santa Paula. (The special display at the Santa Paula cemetery will be up until March 22 AND the one in Piru , the entire month. A Rancho Camulos Museum sponsored Camulos Connections Zoom on Friday, March 12 , at 4:00 PM. See details on the Rancho Camulos Museum Facebook page. A copy will be posted soon.