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Rep. Steve Knight Holds St. Francis Dam Disaster, Castaic Wilderness Press Conference

Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society President Alan Pollack gives speech at press conference.

Representative Steve Knight, CA-25, held a press conference Tuesday morning to officially announce and present the Saint Francis Dam Disaster National Memorial and Castaic Wilderness Act. Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking Santa Clarita news alerts delivered right to your inbox. About 50 Santa Clarita Valley leaders, residents, Native Americans and St. Francis Dam historians attended the press conference. This is something ...

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Archaeologist Finds Rare St. Francis Dam Film Footage

Santa Clarita City Council Requests St. Francis Dam To Be National Memorial

Ed. Note: Leon Worden, SCVHistory contributed to this report. Rare film footage of the St. Francis Dam aftermath has been found by the same archaeologist  who compiled the list of the 431 names of victims in the disaster. Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking Santa Clarita news alerts delivered right to your inbox. Ann Stansell, of Los Angeles, is a California State ...

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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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