Santa Clarita Valley History In Pictures

St. Francis Dam Disaster.
St. Paul Pioneer Press (newspaper),
Wednesday, March 14, 1928.


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274 Dead, 700 Missing as Dam Flood Toll Mounts


LOSS UP TO $30,000,000
ESTIMATED AS RESCUERS
TOIL AMONG COAST RUINS


Ranchers in San Francisquito Canyon Reported Leaks
and Feared Break, Woman Reveals; Autoist Intimates
Dynamite Blast May Have Caused Disaster; Region
Stunned and Inarticulate; Los Angeles Sends Aid


MANY BODIES BELIEVED BURIED IN MUD;
RED CROSS AT WORK AMID DESOLATION


NEW PAUL REVERE GIVES HIS LIFE

As can be seen in this St. Paul, MN 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.


al2049: Newspaper images: 9600 dpi jpeg of 300 dpi jpg of original newspaper from the collection of Alan Pollack
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