Santa Clarita Valley History In Pictures

St. Francis Dam Disaster.
The Chicago Daily News (newspaper),
Wednesday, March 14, 1928.


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248 DEAD TAKEN FROM FLOOD


SEARCHERS FEAR
MANY MORE LOST


Explore Sea of Mud and
Debris Below Shattered
Dam For Bodies


DIFFER ABOUT CAUSE


HEROES MARK TRAIL
OF FLOOD DISASTER


Ed Locke Saves 47 Lives,
Then Loses His Own; Pa-
thetic Stories Told

As can be seen in this Chicago, IL 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.


al2057: Newspaper images: 9600 dpi jpeg of 300 dpi jpg of original newspaper from the collection of Alan Pollack
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