274 BODIES RECOVERED, 700 MISSING IS TOLL
TAKEN BY CALIFORNIA DAM BREAD CATASTROPHE
CRUSHED TO BITS
IN WATER'S PATH
Without Warning 12 Bil-
lion Gallons of Water
Hurtle Down Canyon
LEAKS IN DAM
Midnight Tragedy Had
Been Feared by Dwell-
ers; Few Injuries; Death
or Life Only Course
As can be seen in this Atlanta, GA 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.
al2054: Newspaper images: 9600 dpi jpeg of 300 dpi jpg of original newspaper from the collection of Alan Pollack