Santa Clarita Valley History In Pictures

St. Francis Dam Disaster.
The Toledo News-Bee(newspaper),
Tuesday, March 13, 1928.


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BODIES OF 73 FLOOD DEAD
FOUND; HUNDREDS MISSING


Cloudburst Wrecks Huge California Dam Sending
70-Foot Wall of Water on Rampage Thru
Santa Clara River Valley


HOMES AND BRIDGES ARE WASHED AWAY


Sixty-Three Victims Recovered at Newhall; Twenty
More Bodies Sighted by Rescue Workers;
Lights Fail as Reservoir Goes Out

As can be seen in this Toledo, OH 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.


al2041: Newspaper images: 9600 dpi jpeg of 300 dpi jpg of original newspaper from the collection of Alan Pollack
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