ST. FRANCIS DAM DISASTER SITE

Historical Landmark

Description:
The 185-foot concrete St. Francis Dam, part of the Los Angeles aqueduct system, stood a mile and a half north of this spot. On March 12, 1928, just before midnight, it collapsed and sent over twelve billion gallons of water roaring down the valley of the Santa Clara River. Over 450 lives were lost in this, one of California's greatest disasters.


Registration Date: 4/26/1978

Location:
City: Saugus
County: Los Angeles

Directions:
San Francisquito Power Plant No. 2, 32300 N San Francisquito Canyon Rd, 9.2 mi N of Saugus
ST. FRANCIS DAM DISASTER SITE

ST. FRANCIS DAM DISASTER SITE



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