Santa Clarita Valley History In Pictures

St. Francis Dam: Edison Camp
St. Francis Dam Disaster

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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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