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Field below broken St. Francis Dam
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Security Pacific National Bank Photo Collection
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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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Photographic prints
Security Pacific National Bank Collection
Industries-Water and Power-Reservoirs-St. Francis Dam; N-002-832.2 8x10
St. Francis Dam Failure, California, 1928
Dam failures--California--Los Angeles County
Floods--California--Santa Clara River
Saint Francis Dam (Calif.)

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