Site of the St. Francis Dam | Photo: Hadley Meares

The Flood: St. Francis Dam Disaster, William Mulholland, and the Casualties of L.

This colorized photo shows the St. Francis Dam on its day of formal dedication in May of 1926, almost two years before the failure.

This colorized photo shows the St. Francis Dam on its day of formal dedication in May of almost two years before the failure.

Seeks Ghosts: The Ghosts of the St. Francis Dam Disaster

Moments after midnight on March 1928 the St. Francis Dam broke near Santa Clarita, California. billion gallons of water, * initially high crashed down the narrow San Francisquito Canyon

Woman stands in midst of the St. Francis Dam devastation, 1928 | Security Pacific National Bank Collection, Courtesy of the Los Angeles Public Library

The Flood: St. Francis Dam Disaster, William Mulholland, and the Casualties of L.

St. Francis Dam Disaster Survivors of Santa Paula

Francis Dam Disaster Survivors of Santa Paula

Legacy: Ivan Dorset: Witness to the St. Francis Dam Disaster

Ivan Dorset lost family members in the St. Francis Dam Disaster of

Santa Paula, CA - St. Francis Dam after the catastrophic mistake

This Day in ‪ Francis Dam collapses in Los Angeles killing over 500 people. This disaster was the second largest loss of life in California’s history. It ended William Mulholland’s career.

Santa Clarita Valley History In Pictures | San Francisquito Canyon | St. Francis Dam

Searchable history of the Santa Clarita Valley (Los Angeles County) in pictures and text.

The St. Francis Dam after the collapse

St. Francis Dam

Francis Dam after the collapse Santa Clarita CA. Over 600 lives were lost as the dam collapsed, the very day it was deemed safe by the engineer who built it. That engineer was Mulholland -- called Mulwray in the movie "Chinatown.

SaintFrancisDam.com | St. Francis Dam National Memorial | San Francisquito Canyon

Searchable history of the Santa Clarita Valley (Los Angeles County) in pictures and text.

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