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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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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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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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