Santa Clarita Valley History In Pictures

St. Francis Dam Disaster
Los Angeles Examiner

Los Angeles Examiner
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FLOOD TOLL GROWS;
233 BELIEVED DEAD


50-MILE AREA SWEPT CLEAN
OF ORCHARDS AND HOMES

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 appeared in most evening newspaper editions in Los Angeles and elsewhere in the country on March 13. Therefore, this March 14, 1928 edition of the Los Angeles Examiner represents the second day of reporting on the dam disaster. There were multiple editions of the newspaper published on March 14, each with variations of different headlines, and each reflecting a growing death toll.


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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