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Wreckage at Kemp (Edison Camp)
St. Francis Dam Disaster


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CAR AT KEMP, VARIOUS COLLECTIONS

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Jason Brice points out (2014) that the wrecked car appears to be a 1926 or 1927 Nash Coupe; a 1926 Nash Special Six 235 Coupe is pictured here for comparison. There is a Nash Coupe on the list of "Employees Automobiles Wrecked in Edison Camp at Kemp" provided (2014) by Ann Stansell. Click image to enlarge.

Photo No. 15 from The Newhall Land and Farming Co.'s March 24, 1928 report on the March 12-13 St. Francis Dam Disaster.

Wrecked autos belonging to some of the c. 150 men who perished at the Southern California Edison Co. Construction Camp just west of the Los Angeles-Ventura county line. According to the text, "you will notice these automobiles scattered all over the entire field and at the left a stream crane being used to right some of them. An interesting point is that while the automobile bodies, machinery and tops were very seriously damaged, we did not see a single instance where one of the tires was broken."

Original caption by Almer M. Newhall reads as follows:

No. 15 Present condition former So. Cal. Ed. Co. Camp

From Plate VI.

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