Santa Clarita Valley History In Pictures

St. Francis Dam Disaster.
The Detroit News (newspaper),
Tuesday, March 13, 1928.


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200 DEAD IN FLOOD
AFTER DAM BREAKS


Wall of Water Pours Down Canyon Near
Los Angeles, Trapping Families; 1,334,-
000,000 Gallons Released.


Property Damage Enormous as Water Spreads
Over Rich District in Its Swirling
Way to the Pacific

As can be seen in this Detroit newspaper from March 13, 1928, the St. Francis Dam disaster was big news and made huge banner headlines all over the country when first reported in the press. Today this second largest disaster in California history is mostly forgotten in the rest of the country but well remembered in the Santa Clarita Valley.


al2034: Newspaper images: 9600 dpi jpeg of 300 dpi jpg of original newspaper from the collection of Alan Pollack
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