Santa Clarita Valley History In Pictures

St. Francis Dam Disaster.
Los Angeles Examiner (newspaper),
Los Angeles, California.

Los Angeles Examiner

100 BELIEVED DEAD IN AQUEDUCT DAM BREAK.
50-FOOT WAVE HITS VALLEY.

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. However newspapers with evening editions such as this "Second Extra" edition of the Los Angeles Examiner were able to report on the dam break as early as the next day March 13.


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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