Santa Clarita Valley History In Pictures

St. Francis Dam Disaster.
Chicago Daily Tribune (newspaper),
Wednesday, March 14, 1928.


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FLOOD DEATHS NEAR 1000


WALL OF WATER SWEEPS
MANY CALIFORNIA TOWNS


Giant Dam Breaks;
Menace of Disease
Follows in Wake
of Disaster


HEROISM TERROR
MINGLE AS DEATH
RIDES ON TORRENT

As can be seen in this Chicago, IL 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.


al2048: Newspaper images: 9600 dpi jpeg of 300 dpi jpg of original newspaper from the collection of Alan Pollack
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