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).
b&w nitrate negative
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Saint Francis Dam Failure, Calif., 1928 Floods--California--San Francisquito Canyon Disaster