Santa Clarita Valley History In Pictures

St. Francis Dam: Orchard Garage
St. Francis Dam Disaster

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Photo No. 28 from The Newhall Land and Farming Co.'s March 24, 1928 report on the March 12-13 St. Francis Dam Disaster.

"Photograph No. 28 shows the overturned and broken spray wagon, wrecked heaters, and garage, the galvanized iron plates of the latter being bent double in places by the force of the water. Inside the garage at the time of the flood were two automobiles, both of which were badly damaged if not rendered absolutely useless."

Original caption by Almer M. Newhall reads as follows:

No. 28 Overturn [sic] Spray Wagon, Heaters, and Garage.

From Plate IX.

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