Santa Clarita Valley History In Pictures

St. Francis Dam Disaster
Los Angeles Examiner

Los Angeles Examiner
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STATE ORDERS DAM QUIZ!


THOROUGH INVESTIGATION
INTO FLOOD DISASTER
PROVIDED BY GOVERNOR


Hyatt's Report That Abutment Anchored In
Aglomerate Rock, Unsuitable For Purpose,
Brings Action; More Bodies Recovered as
Debris Searched; Rehabilitation Started

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 16, 1928 edition of the Los Angeles Examiner represents the fourth day of reporting on the dam disaster. There were multiple editions of the newspaper published on March 16, each with variations of different headlines regarding investigations of the causes of 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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