Santa Clarita Valley History In Pictures

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

Tuesday, March 13, 1928.

San Francisco Chronicle


185 Men, Families Are Believed Dead After Dam Breaks Near Saugus, Cal.

Many Scores Reported in Path of Water Wall Tearing Through Canyon.

As can be seen in this San Francisco 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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