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Title
Man pointing at crack in Saint Francis Dam after its collapse, San Francisquito Canyon, 1928
Date Created and/or Issued
[circa March 12. 1928]
Publication Information
Los Angeles Daily News
Contributing Institution
UCLA, Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library
Collection
Los Angeles Daily News Negatives
Rights Information
US
Description
Access to this collection is generously supported by Arcadia funds.
Photo taken after the March 12, 1928 collapse of the Saint Francis Dam; this disastrous civil engineering failure cost over 600 lives in the resulting flood and brought the end of William Mulholland's career as the chief engineer of the Los Angeles Bureau of Water Works and Supply.
Text from original nitrate sleeve: Dams (San Francisquito, i.e. St. Francis).
Type
Image
Format
b&w nitrate negative
Identifier
uclamss_1387_02893-01
ark:/21198/zz00253zg8
Language
No linguistic content
Subject
Saint Francis Dam Failure, Calif., 1928
Floods--California--San Francisquito Canyon
Disaster
Source
Los Angeles Daily News Negatives

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