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Photos: Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society Hosts St. Francis Dam Tour

St. Francis Dam Disaster Site Tour 2015-6

Eighty-seven years ago, the St. Francis Dam collapsed in San Francisquito Canyon and hundreds were killed when the 18-story wall of water roared through the Santa Clarita Valley. Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society members gave a presentation and tour to residents Saturday. The presentation was held at the SCV Historical Society office at Heritage Junction at Hart Park in Newhall. ...

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St. Francis Dam Fails 87 Years Ago, Santa Clarita Historians Host Tour

St. Francis Dam Fails 87 Years Ago, Santa Clarita Historians Hos

Eighty-seven years ago Thursday, the St. Francis Dam collapsed and hundreds were killed when the 18-story wall of water roared through the Santa Clarita Valley. Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking Santa Clarita news alerts delivered right to your inbox. The construction of the dam began in August of 1924 and began to fill with water on March 1, 1928, according to ...

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SCVi Student, Historical Society Volunteer To Be Honored

SCVi Student, Historical Society Volunteer To Be Honored

An SCVi student and Santa Clarita Boy Scout is making history and preserving it at the same time. Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking Santa Clarita news alerts delivered right to your inbox. Evan Decker,17, who’s also assistant executive director of the Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society, is being named Los Angeles County Youth Volunteer of the Year for his work on ...

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Roster Of Victims Made For St. Francis Dam Failure’s 86th Anniversary

Roster Of Victims Made For St. Francis Dam Failure’s 86th Anniversary

Courtesy Leon Worden |  SCVHistory.com An extensive new roster of the victims of the St. Francis Dam Failure that occurred in 1928 has been released in time for the tragedy’s 86th anniversary. Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking Santa Clarita news alerts delivered right to your inbox. Ann Stansell, a graduate student from California State University, Northridge, compiled the roster, ...

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