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St. Francis Dam in San Francisquito Canyon near Saugus was completed in 1926 and failed in 1928. It was part of the Owens Valley Aqueduct System. This post-failure photograph shows the main part of the dam in the background right of the picture. Several large chunks of the dam have washed down with the water and are seen in the left middle ground. A small stream of water is also visible in the foreground, and dotted here and there in the picture are people looking over the damage.
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00009826 SecurityÂ Pacific National Bank Collection Industries-Water and Power-Reservoirs-St. Francis Dam; N-002-832.2 8x10 CARL0000011611 http://126.96.36.199/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/83898
St. Francis Dam Failure, California, 1928 Dam failures--California--Los Angeles County Floods--California--Santa Clara River Saint Francis Dam (Calif.)