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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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Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society To Commemorate St. Francis Dam Disaster

Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society To Commemorate St. Francis Dam Disaster

The Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society will host a tour of the St. Francis Dam site on Saturday, March 16, just 4 days after the 85th anniversary of the second-worst natural disaster to in California history. Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking Santa Clarita news alerts delivered right to your inbox. The failure of the St. Francis Dam on March 12, 1928 ...

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