Santa Clarita Valley History In Pictures

Santa Paula Refugees Take Turns at Chow Line

St. Francis Dam Disaster

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Santa Paula refugees take turns at the chow line in the aftermath of the 1928 St. Francis Dam Disaster.

Undated ACME Newspictures wire photo, 8x10 inches. Distributed by Newspaper Enterprise Association. (June 3, 1930, is a file date.) Cutline reads:

Feeding the Survivors of Dam Collapse Disaster

Benches in the public park at Santa Paula, Calif., were utilized as an open-air restaurant where refugees from the St. Francis Dam collapse were fed free of charge. As soon as they were finished, others took their places.

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LW3901: 9600 dpi jpeg from original photograph purchased 2023 by Leon Worden.
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