Lassen Students Visit Shasta Dam
May 16th, 1940
Several school buses took rural school children and the teachers of Honey Lake valley schools to Shasta dam, Tuesday, to see the work being done on the government project north of Redding.
Tuesday being election day, the instructors took advantage of the day off and escorted the children on a sight-seeing trip.
The Lassen students were witness as the world’s longest conveyor belt began hauling sand and gravel from East Redding 9.6 miles to the site of the Shasta Dam, under construction on the Sacramento River.
The sand and gravel will be stored in huge bins at the dam site preparatory to the pouring of concrete on the structure.
Workmen Saturday completed reconstruction of a bridge and sections of the belt which were washed out by the February floods.
The Sacramento is usually a sluggish stream, but the raging floods of late gave point to construction of the dam, an important unit of the Central Valley Water project, one effect of which will be to control the river and avert future floods.
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