Santa Clarita Valley History In Pictures

St. Francis Dam Disaster.
Weekly Journal-Miner (newspaper),
Prescott, Arizona.

Wednesday, March 14, 1928.

Weekly Journal-Miner

275 TAKEN FROM FLOOD.

California Valley Desolated as Danger Warnings Go Unheeded

LOS ANGELES RESERVOIR LETS FATAL DELUGE DOWN ON PEACEFUL RANCHES.

Ten to Thirty Million in Property Loss
Possibly Nearly a Thousand Lives Lost
Due to Queer Failure of 2-Year Dam

HEROIC FEAT OF ED. LOCKE

As can be seen in this Prescott, Arizona newspaper from March 14, 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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