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Constructed in the 1930’s Great Depression, Shasta Dam helped reshape California into an agricultural oasis and into one of the world’s greatest economic powers.

Presenter Gray Warriner: Constructed in the 1930’s Great Depression, Shasta Dam helped reshape California into an agricultural oasis and into one of the world’s greatest economic powers. Over 500’ deep at full pool, its waters can power a metropolis the size of San Francisco while providing water for millions. During the New Deal and the building of the dam, the nation pulled itself out of desperate times with the greatest building boom in world history. Discover the fascinating story behind the dam, its boom towns, and the builders who left to fight WWII for the nation they believed in. This film is a tribute to the greatest generation who overcame poverty, stifling heat, flood, and adversity to catapult the United States to the forefront of economic power and engineering prowess.

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