Santa Clarita Valley History In Pictures

St. Francis Dam Disaster
Los Angeles Examiner

Los Angeles Examiner
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BIG AQUEDUCT DAM BREAKS!
HEAVY LOSS OF LIFE FEARED!


FLOOD SWEEPING INTO
SAUGUS; POWER BUREAU
ASK RED CROSS AID


Water Reported Rushing Down San Francisquito, Boquet Canyons; 38,000 Acre Feet Of Storage Released; Many Communities Believed in Path of Great Torrent

The St. Francis Dam collapsed at 11:57 1/2 pm on March 12, 1928. As such, due to reporting deadlines, the first reports of the disaster did not appear in most evening newspaper editions in Los Angeles and elsewhere in the country until March 13. Therefore, this March 13, 1928 edition of the Los Angeles Examiner represents the first report on the dam disaster.


Newspaper images: 9600 dpi jpeg of 300 dpi jpg of original newspaper from the collection of Alan Pollack
St. Francis Dam Disaster In
Los Angeles Newspapers

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LA Examiner 3-13-28 1st Edition

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LA Examiner 3-13-28 2nd Edition

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LA Times 3-14-28

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LA Evening Express
3-14-28

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LA Examiner 3-14-28 1st Edition

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LA Examiner 3-14-28 2nd Edition

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LA Examiner 3-15-28 1st Edition

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LA Examiner 3-15-28 2nd Edition

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LA Examiner 3-15-28 3rd Edition

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LA Examiner 3-15-28 4th Edition

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LA Examiner 3-15-28 5th Edition

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LA Examiner 3-16-28 1st Edition

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LA Examiner 3-16-28 2nd Edition

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LA Examiner 3-17-28 1st Edition

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LA Examiner 3-17-28 2nd Edition

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LA Examiner 3-17-28 3rd Edition

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LA Examiner 3-17-28 4th Edition

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LA Evening Herald
4-10-28

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