Santa Clarita Valley History In Pictures

St. Francis Dam Disaster.
New London Evening Day (newspaper),
New London, Connecticut.

Tuesday, March 13, 1928.

New London Evening Day

FEAR 500 DEAD IN DAM COLLAPSE;
75 FT. WATER WALL ENGULFS ALL

Los Angeles Reservoir Wrecked;1,344,000,000 Gallons Drowns Sleepers

Entire Population Believed Lost--100 Bodies Found--
No Warning Given--Sand Covers Homes--Human
Chain Formed To Aid Trapped--Seepage Blamed

As can be seen in this New London, Connecticut newspaper from March 13, 1928, the St. Francis Dam disaster was big news and made huge banner headlines all over the country when first reported in the press. Today this second largest disaster in California history is mostly forgotten in the rest of the country but well remembered in the Santa Clarita Valley.


Newspaper images: 9600 dpi jpeg of 300 dpi jpg of original newspaper from the collection of Alan Pollack
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