Eneas Vanderburg was 9 years old when he attended the dedication ceremonies for Kerr Dam in 1939.
On August 19, as part of a tour of the Kerr Project works, Vanderburg was joined by other Tribal Elders, Tribal Council Members, and those interested in the hydroelectric facility, for an up-close look at the assets the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes intend to acquire in 2015.
“As long as I have been on the Reservation, this is the first time I have been here at the dam,” Vanderburg said. “I’ll remember this day, it’s perfect.”
Margaret “Muggs” Friedlander was a young girl during the years that the Kerr Project was being constructed, but memories of the time are forever burned into her mind…