Jul 31, 2018
There are some people in this world that cannot be extinguished. They have a spark that’s lit from within. Katie Lee was one of those people and her spark was ignited by a rafting trip on the Colorado River through a place that is now drowned under the man-made reservoir Lake Powell. Katie lived many lives in her 98 years, she was a Hollywood starlet, singer, mother, activist and river woman. She loved the desert fiercely and started each day with her favorite old English word- Fuck. This is the story of Kick-Ass Katie Lee- the Great Dame of Dam Busting, and as Burl Ives said- “The greatest Cowboy singer there ever was.” And the story of America’s obsession with dams and why they are ruining the veins of the earth- it’s free-flowing rivers. The story of a Smart-Mouthed Starlet Turned Activist Katie Lee and That Damned Dam.