Santa Clarita Valley History In Pictures

St. Francis Dam: Valencia Mall Area
St. Francis Dam Disaster

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Photo No. 7 from The Newhall Land and Farming Co.'s March 24, 1928 report on the March 12-13 St. Francis Dam Disaster. Photograph showing the general vicinity of today's Valencia Town Center mall. According to the text, this photograph "is a panoramic view taken at a point about 1,000 feet directly south of the point of the promontory that defines the southeastern boundary of San Francisquito Canyon, and if you will study this view carefully commencing at the right-hand you will first note the very deep gullies, in one of which Messrs. E.W. and Geo. A. Newhall, Jr. are standing. Then continuing around from the north to northwest you will note the wide wash up San Francisquito Canyon; thence to northwest, west northwest and west you will observe the absolute destruction of this field by the flood waters.

Original caption by Almer M. Newhall reads as follows:

No. 7 Santa Clara Field

From Plate III.

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