MANY PERISH AS DAM BREAKS
NEAR LOS ANGELES
Seepage or Quake Blamed
as St. Francis Waters
TOLL MAY REACH 500
As can be seen in this Chicago, IL 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.
al2045: Newspaper images: 9600 dpi jpeg of 300 dpi jpg of original newspaper from the collection of Alan Pollack