DAM OUT, FEAR 200 DIE
CALIF. VALLEY, 45 MI.
FROM LOS ANGELES, IS
SWEPT BY HIGH WATER
As can be seen in this Milwaukee, WI newspaper from March 13, 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.
al2039: Newspaper images: 9600 dpi jpeg of 300 dpi jpg of original newspaper from the collection of Alan Pollack