Santa Clarita Valley History In Pictures

St. Francis Dam Disaster.
The Toledo News-Bee (newspaper),
Wednesday, March 14, 1928.


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FLOOD TOLL REACHES 231
WITH 700 STILL MISSING


Searchers Hunt Debris for Bodies of More Dead
in California Dam Break Disaster; Frantic
Parents Haunt Improvised Morgues


THREE SEPARATE PROBES ARE LAUNCHED


Residents of District Tell of Noticing Leak at Huge
Reservoir Several Days Before Its Collapse;
Damage May Reach $15,000,000

As can be seen in this Toledo, OH newspaper from March 14, 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.


al2046: Newspaper images: 9600 dpi jpeg of 300 dpi jpg of original newspaper from the collection of Alan Pollack
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