Santa Clarita Valley History In Pictures

St. Francis Dam Disaster.
The Beloit Daily News (newspaper),
Beloit, Wisconsin.

Wednesday, March 14, 1928.

The Beloit Daily News

287 DEAD; 400 MISSING IN FLOOD.

1000 MEN MASS IN VALLEY TO MAKE SEARCH.

Scores of Additional Bodies are Expected to be Found in the Ruins.

MANY BODIES MUTILATED.

Entire Families Are Wiped Out When Dam in Santa Clara Valley Gives Way.

As can be seen in this Beloit, Wisconsin 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.


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