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Flood (?) debris on a residential area road following the earthquake and failure of the Sheffield Dam, Santa Barbara, 1925
Date Created and/or Issued
June 29, 1925
Publication Information
Los Angeles Times
Contributing Institution
UCLA, Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library
Los Angeles Times Photographic Archives
Rights Information
Access to this collection is generously supported by Arcadia funds.
View of flood (?) debris in the form of tangled woody material on a road in front of a house, from the flood that followed the failure of the Sheffield Dam after the earthquake. An automobile is partially visible on the right and 2 people are in the yard in the distance.
On June 29, 1925 at 6:42 am a major earthquake hit the area of Santa Barbara. It was 19 seconds in duration and registered 6.8 on the Richter magnitude scale. The downtown of Santa Barbara was destroyed, the Sheffield Dam collapsed, and thirteen people died. The facade of the Mission Santa Barbara was severely damaged and lost its statues. Three persons thought to shut off the town electricity and gas, thereby preventing catastrophic fire. The city was rebuilt in a unified Spanish Colonial Revival style in 1925-1929.
Text from negative sleeve: Earthquakes, Santa Barbara
b&w nitrate negative
No linguistic content
Earthquakes--California--Santa Barbara
Flood damage--California--Santa Barbara
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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