Santa Clarita Valley History In Pictures

St. Francis Dam Disaster.
Oakland Tribune (newspaper),
Wednesday, March 14, 1928.


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251 DEAD IN FLOOD, 600 MISSING


STEAM SHOVELS HUNT
DAM VICTIMS BURIED
IN DEBRIS OF VALLEY


Damage Estimated at $7,000,000
to $30,000,000; Torrent Razes
800 Houses in Race to Sea


TEMPORARY MORGUES FILLED

As can be seen in this Oakland, CA 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.


al2055: Newspaper images: 9600 dpi jpeg of 300 dpi jpg of original newspaper from the collection of Alan Pollack
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