Santa Clarita Valley History In Pictures

St. Francis Dam: Castaic Creek
St. Francis Dam Disaster

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Photo No. 12 from The Newhall Land and Farming Co.'s March 24, 1928 report on the March 12-13 St. Francis Dam Disaster.

Photo shows "all that remains of the highway and railroad bridges over Castaic Valley Creek, the piles on the latter being twisted off as though a giant had broken them in the same manner that a small boy minus a pocket knife would break a twig off a tree."

Original caption by Almer M. Newhall reads as follows:

No. 12 Remains of S.P. and Highway bridges over Castaic Creek

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