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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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Santa Clarita Residents Invited To St. Francis Dam Events

McKeon To Hold St. Francis Dam, Castaic Wilderness Meetings In Santa Clarita

Santa Clarita Valley history buffs and those who want to learn more about the history of the community are invited to tour the St. Francis Dam disaster site and attend a symposium about the failure of the dam. Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking Santa Clarita news alerts delivered right to your inbox. St. Francis Dam Tour The event is planned to ...

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Buck McKeon Holding Press Conference For St. Francis Dam Memorial

Buck McKeon Holding Press Conference For St. Francis Dam Memorial

Congressman Buck McKeon is holding a press conference to discuss the creation of a national memorial for the hundreds killed in the St. Francis Dam disaster of 1928, officials announced Saturday. At the conference, McKeon is set to discuss legislation he has introduced that would authorize the memorial for the disaster, which is considered “one of the worst civil engineering ...

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CSUN Grad Student Memorializes Victims Of 1928 St. Francis Dam Disaster

CSUN Grad Student Memorializes Victims Of 1928 St. Francis Dam Disaster

A California State University, Northridge grad student announced the completion of a master’s thesis on the memorialization of the Santa Clarita Valley’s St. Francis Dam Disaster of 1928. Ann Stansell, of Los Angeles, an anthropology and public archaeology student, spent three years compiling her work, which has had a notable impact on Santa Clarita Valley history, according to a history ...

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Tuesday, Wednesday Mark 85th Anniversary Of St. Francis Dam Failure

Tuesday, Wednesday Mark 85th Anniversary Of St. Francis Dam Failure

March 12 and 13 mark the 85th anniversary of one of the worst manmade disasters in California history, second only to the San Francisco earthquake. Engineer William Mulholland’s St. Francis Dam in San Francisquito Canyon failed on Monday, March 12, 1928 at 11:57 p.m. A 140-foot wall of water poured into the canyon, killing an estimated 500 people and causing ...

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