Santa Clarita Valley History In Pictures

St. Francis Dam: S.F. Ranch Orchard
St. Francis Dam Disaster

Photo No. 25 from The Newhall Land and Farming Co.'s March 24, 1928 report on the March 12-13 St. Francis Dam Disaster.

This photo, "taken from the south bridgehead of the Ranch bridge on the road leading from the highway to the Orchard Ranch Houses shows the desolate waste now left between it and the State Highway on the north, also in the foreground how the bed of the living stream was moved about 300 feet north and 6 to 8 feet lower than when it formerly ran under the Ranch bridge."

Original caption by Almer M. Newhall reads as follows:

No. 25 Looking north from south bridgehead of Ranch Bridge.

From Plate VIII.

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