Santa Clarita Valley History In Pictures

St. Francis Dam Disaster.
Oakland Tribune (newspaper),
Tuesday, March 13, 1928.


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200 LISTED DEAD, TOWNS RAZED
BY L.A. AQUEDUCT DAM COLLAPSE


VICTIMS BURIED UNDER
MUD AS 75 FOOT WALL
OF WATER HITS FARMS


Railways, Ridge Route Road Unit,
Phone, Telegraph Lines Wiped
Out as Flood Spreads Ruin.


125 BODIES TAKEN FROM RUIN

As can be seen in this Oakland, CA 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.


al2040: Newspaper images: 9600 dpi jpeg of 300 dpi jpg of original newspaper from the collection of Alan Pollack
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