Santa Clarita Valley History In Pictures

St. Francis Dam Disaster
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Evening Express
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200 DEAD, 300 MISSING, $7,000,000 LOSS IN ST. FRANCIS DAM DISASTER.

The St. Francis Dam collapsed at 11:57 am on March 12, 1928. As such, due to reporting deadlines, the first reports of the disaster did not appear in most morning newspaper editions in Los Angeles and elsewhere in the country until March 14. Therefore, this March 14, 1928 edition of the Los Angeles Times represents the first report on the dam disaster.


Newspaper images: 9600 dpi jpeg of 300 dpi jpg of original newspaper from the collection of Alan Pollack
St. Francis Dam Disaster In
Los Angeles Newspapers

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LA Examiner 3-13-28 1st Edition

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LA Examiner 3-13-28 2nd Edition

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LA Times 3-14-28

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LA Evening Express
3-14-28

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LA Examiner 3-14-28 1st Edition

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LA Examiner 3-14-28 2nd Edition

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LA Examiner 3-15-28 1st Edition

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LA Examiner 3-15-28 2nd Edition

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LA Examiner 3-15-28 3rd Edition

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LA Examiner 3-15-28 4th Edition

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LA Examiner 3-15-28 5th Edition

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LA Examiner 3-16-28 1st Edition

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LA Examiner 3-16-28 2nd Edition

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LA Examiner 3-17-28 1st Edition

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LA Examiner 3-17-28 2nd Edition

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LA Examiner 3-17-28 3rd Edition

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LA Examiner 3-17-28 4th Edition

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LA Evening Herald
4-10-28

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