Santa Clarita Valley History In Pictures

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

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Photo No. 17 from The Newhall Land and Farming Co.'s March 24, 1928 report on the March 12-13 St. Francis Dam Disaster.

In this photo, taken at the site of the wiped-out Southern California Edison Co. Construction Camp just west of the Los Angeles-Ventura county line, a group of reels of copper cable, each weighing approx. 26,000 pounds, have been " moved from alongside of the railroad track out into the middle of the field, 500 feet or more."

Original caption by Almer M. Newhall reads as follows:

No. 17 Reels of Copper Wire weighing 26000 lbs moved over 500 ft by water

From Plate VI.

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