Specimens from Dam Site to be Studied by Jurors.
United Press | As published in Santa Ana Sunday Register | March 25, 1928.
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Los Angeles, March 24 — With specimens taken from the site of the collapsed St. Francis dam and the records of their own survey, the coroner's jury, investigating the causes of the disaster, recessed today until Monday.
At that time the inquiry will be resumed by Coroner Frank A. Nance. The visit to the dam site yesterday by the nine geologists and engineers comprising the jury will speed the presentation of testimony which probably will require another week.
For more than four hours the jury tramped over the site of the wrecked structure and viewed the scene of destruction. With miners' picks they broke off sections of the huge concrete pile and pecked at the cliffs to which the dam was anchored.
These specimens were brought back by the jurors and it is expected that they will be closely studied over the week end. Most of the time was spent in studying the formation of the hills in which the dam was constructed.
The jurors gave no indications as to whether they believed the structure had been faulty.
News story courtesy of Tricia Lemon Putnam.