Santa Clarita Valley History In Pictures

St. Francis Dam Disaster.
St. Louis Globe-Democrat (newspaper),
St. Louis, Missouri.

Wednesday, March 14, 1928.

St. Louis Globe-Democrat

274 DEAD; 780 MISSING AFTER CALIFORNIA FLOOD.

TEN MILLION DAMAGE TO RANCHES IN BIG VALLEY.

Sleeping Residents Swept to Death in Box Canyon as 12 Billion Gallons of Water Are Released.

MUSTER RELIEF WORKING ARMY.

Ranchers Feared Leak and Talked of Impending Disaster for Days, Investigating Officers Learn.

As can be seen in this St. Louis, Missouri 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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