Santa Clarita Valley History In Pictures

St. Francis Dam Disaster
Fitchburg Sentinel (newspaper),
Fitchburg, Massachusetts.


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DAM BURSTS; HUNDREDS LOST.

Wall of Water Sweeps Through
The San Francisquito Canyon
Onto Little Sleeping Community

Famous Los Angeles Aqueduct Becomes Roar-
ing Torrent; Homes and Camps Swept
Away; Entire Families Wiped Out In Val-
ley; Red Cross Workers Rushed To Scene of
Flood Disaster;- Death List May Be 400.

As can be seen in this Fitchburg, Massachusetts newspaper from March 13, 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.


fs031328: Newspaper images: 9600 dpi jpeg of 300 dpi jpg of original newspaper from the collection of Alan Pollack
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