Santa Clarita Valley History In Pictures

St. Francis Dam Disaster.
The San Francisco Call (newspaper),
San Francisco, California.

Thursday, March 15, 1928.

The San Francisco Call

7 DAM PROBES LAUNCHED AS DEATH LIST NOW 373.

3000 HUNT DAM BODIES AS CORONER SIFTS BLAME.

As can be seen in this San Francisco newspaper from March 15, 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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