Santa Clarita Valley History In Pictures

St. Francis Dam Disaster.
The Dallas Morning News (newspaper),
Dallas, Texas.

Wednesday, March 14, 1928.

The Dallas Morning News

Flood-Swept Canyon Gives Up 274 Bodies; 800 Missing.

People Asleep, Trapped When Dam Goes Out.

75-Foot Wall of Water Churns Destruction In California.

Death List Mounts.

Report Property Loss Between $10,000,000 and $30,000,000.

As can be seen in this Dallas, Texas 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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