Santa Clarita Valley History In Pictures

St. Francis Dam Disaster.
Wisconsin News (newspaper),
Wednesday, March 14, 1928.


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FIND 248 DEAD IN FLOOD


FEAR 600 LIVES LOST
IN CALIF. DAM BREAK;
VALLEY IS DESOLATE

As can be seen in this Milwaukee, WI 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.


al2050: Newspaper images: 9600 dpi jpeg of 300 dpi jpg of original newspaper from the collection of Alan Pollack
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