St. Francis Dam: Valencia Mall Area
St. Francis Dam Disaster
[Full View][Closeup of Field][Closeup of Newhall Men]
Photo No. 7 from The Newhall Land and Farming Co.'s March 24, 1928 report
on the March 12-13 St. Francis Dam Disaster.
Photograph showing the general vicinity of today's Valencia Town Center mall.
According to the text, this photograph "is a panoramic view taken at a point about 1,000
feet directly south of the point of the promontory that defines the southeastern boundary
of San Francisquito Canyon, and if you will study this view carefully commencing
at the right-hand you will first note the very deep gullies, in one of which
Messrs. E.W. and Geo. A. Newhall, Jr. are standing.
Then continuing around from the north to northwest you will note the wide
wash up San Francisquito Canyon; thence to northwest, west northwest and
west you will observe the absolute destruction of this field by the flood waters.
Original caption by Almer M. Newhall reads as follows:
No. 7 Santa Clara Field
From Plate III.
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