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Extended Timeline: A Blow-by-Blow Account of the St. Francis Dam Disaster • Alan Pollack, 3-13-2014

Video: Man-Made Disaster: The Story of St. Francis Dam • Narrated by Charles F. Outland, SCVHS 1994.

Video: Man-Made Disaster: The Story of St. Francis Dam • Narrated by Frank Rock, SCVTV 2009.

Video: St. Francis Dam Disaster • The History Channel (segment).

Video: Exploring the St. Francis Dam Ruins • Oddity Odysseys 2017.

ROSTER of St. Francis Dam Victims • Ann Stansell, 2-22-2014

St. Francis: Death & Disability Claims & Claimants (NAMES) • 7-15-1929

Transcript of Coroner's Inquest, Vols. 1 & 2 (Complete) • March-April 1928

FILM: Fox News Footage: St. Francis Dam Victims, Red Cross Workers, Temp. Newhall Morgue • March 1928

FILM: Fox News Footage: Nighttime Recovery of Bodies • 3-17-1928

Memorialization and Memory of Southern California's St. Francis Dam Disaster of 1928 • Master's Thesis by Ann C. Stansell, CSUN 2014

J. David Rogers, Ph.D.

VIDEO: St. Francis Dam: What Led To Its Failure? with Dr. J. David Rogers • SCVTV/SCVHS/CSUN 2015.

Who Designed the Ill-Fated St. Francis Dam? • Dr. J. David Rogers 2017.

50th Anniversary 1978

LW3608 - Program Book: 50th Anniversary St. Francis Dam Disaster Memorial Dinner, 3-12-1978.

RS7801 - St. Francis Dam Survivors 50th Anniversary Reunion, Valencia, 3-12-1978 • Ventura County Star-Free Press, 3-13-1978.

HS7801 - Program: Dedication of Calif. Historical Landmark 919: St. Francis Dam Disaster Site • SCV Historical Society, 5-21-1978.

Report to Arizona Gov. George W.P. Hunt on the St. Francis Dam Disaster • Rep. Guy L. Jones, 1928.

Report on St. Francis Dam Flood • Newhall Land & Farming Co., 3-24-1928

•Extensive report & photos of damage in the Santa Clarita Valley.

NL2834 - Map of Newhall Land Property & Dam Site, 3-24-1928.

St. Francis Dam Disaster. Brunner's Newhall History 1940.

Memories of St. Francis Dam Disaster. Brunner's Newhall History 1940.

St. Francis Dam Disaster, by Charles C. Teague (Ventura County Committee) • Excerpt from "Fifty Years a Rancher," 1944.

The Day the Dam Burst by Wesley S. Griswold, Popular Science, March 1964.

The Night of the Flood: The Failure of the Saint Francis Dam by Paul H. Rippens, 1998.

The Rise and Fall of William Mulholland by Alan Pollack, 11-2007.

St. Francis Dam Disaster: Victims and Heroes by Alan Pollack, 03-2008.

St. Francis Dam: Too Big Not to Fail by Alan Pollack, 03-2010.

The Chief Doesn't Deserve Ridicule for St. Francis Commentary by Pony Horton, 4-26-1998.

Forgotten Casualties: CSUN Prof Hopes to Tell the Human Stories of St. Francis Dam Disaster CSUN 11-4-2013.

1928 Dam Failure: A Vital Lesson for Today Association of State Dam Safety Officials, 3-12-2018.

Driving Directions to the St. Francis Dam Site

Ruiz Cemetery

Ruiz Cemetery Census • Eagle Scout Project, SCV Historical Society, August 1992.

Ruiz-Perea Family Cemetery: A Census • Grave Markers Transcribed by Karen Murray, April 2001.

Strange Happenings At Ruiz Cemetery by Leon Worden • The Signal, May 1996.

HB1901 - Enrique (Henry) and Rosaria Ruiz, St. Francis Dam Victims, Ruiz Ranch, n.d.

LW2154 - Ruiz Cemetery Headstones & Census (20 Images).

TS1915 - Graves of Ramon & Antonia Perea. Color photograph, 3-2002.

LW2077 - William S. Hart at Ruiz Cemetery, March 1928.

LT0101 - Chief Frances & Fred Cooke's Descendants Gather at Ruiz-Perea Cemetery, March 2001.

TS1964 - Harry S. Chacanaca's Grave Marker, Ruiz-Perea Cemetery, 3-2002.

LW060502 - Ruiz Cemetery Smolders in Fire (10 Images), 6-5-2002.

Copper Fire: SCVTV News Coverage (Video), 6-6-2002 and 6-7-2002.

LW3471 - Raw Video: Ruiz-Perea Cemetery, ~2004.

LW2430 - Fred & Frances Cooke's Grave Marker, Ruiz-Perea Cemetery, 7-14-2013.

LP2401 - August (Gus) LeBrun's Grave Marker in Ruiz Cemetery (1884-1924).

LW3435 - Lady Linda Ties Yellow Ribbon; City Cuts Red Ribbon to Open Space (Mult. Views) • 10-10-2018.

Dam Disaster History by Peggy Kelly

Images from John Nichols Collection

NG0101 - Photo Gallery: Tombstone and Wing Dyke, March 1928.

NG4025 - Hero Deputy Sheriff Eddie Hearne.

NG4026 - Hero Officers Lee Shepard, Stanley Baker, John Messer.

NG4026 - Hero Officer Thornton Edwards.

NG4037 - Hero Switchboard Operators Reicel Jones, Althea Marks.

Historic Headlines: Remembering the St. Francis Dam Disaster by Michele E. Buttelman • The Signal, 3-11-2001.

Story of a St. Francis Dam Survivor by Lauren Grokett • For The Signal Zone, 11-23-2001.

Santa Paula Event to Honor Heroes of Disaster Press Release, 2003.

City, Survivors to Mark Deadly '28 Dam Break by Suzie St. John • Los Angeles Times, 2-9-2003.

Avalanche of Water Left Death, Ruin in Its Wake by Cecilia Rasmussen • Los Angeles Times, 2-16-2003.

Hart-Earp Letters Discuss Dam Disaster by Truman Rex Fisher • Letter, Los Angeles Times, 2-15-2003.

Bill Hart and the Little Dam Victim by Leon Worden • The Signal, 5-17-2003.

Ivan Dorset Remembers the St. Francis Dam Disaster by Leon Worden • The Signal, 2-26-2003.

Survivors Remember St. Francis Dam Tragedy by Pearl Obispo • The Signal, 3-17-2003.

"Breaking of the St. Francis Dam" 78 RPM Record | by John Hutchens (J. McGhee), 3-25-1928.

St. Francis Dam Disaster Poem by Ron Pinkerton • 7-16-1979.

"St. Francis Dam Disaster" CD Cover | by Frank Black (Black Francis), 2001.

The St. Francis Dam Break • Lyrics by Dan DeVere & Jane Williams • 3-9-2003.

St. Francis Dam: One Family's Ordeal • by David Desmond • Gazette, July-August 2006.


New Gold Discoveries in San Francisquito Canyon Los Angeles Herald • 6-6-1897.

Angelenos Petition Taft to Designate 1834 Gold Site a National Park News reports, 1910.

Major Gordon's Station.

LW2727 - Major Gordon's Station, aka Widow Smith's. Story by José Jesús López. Photo 1933.

LW2282 - Major Gordon's Stage Station (est. 1859) and 1936 HABS Report & Drawings (Multiple Views).

LW2740 - Major Gordon's / Widow Smith's / Delano Station: An Alternate Theory, Photo 1942.

AP2319 - Perea Property / Raggio Ranch, 1887.

AP1829 - Perea Property, circa 1887.

GR0811 - San Francisquito Canyon, 1893.

GR0812 - Gold Mining on the LeBrun Ranch, 1890s.

The Mystery of the Lost Raggio Gold, News reports 1912-1914.

Simeon Tucker, San Francisquito Canyon Rancher-Hotelier (1896-1902), Passport photo 1919.

Earthquake Faults: Geology of San Francisquito and Bouquet Canyons • Frank Andrew Nickell, Master's Thesis, CalTech, 1928.

Geology of the St. Francis Dam Area • Jesus Ruiz Elizondo, Master's Thesis, CalTech, 1953.

Human Remains Encountered During Construction: Green Valley, 1971 • News reports.


LW2054 - William Mulholland, Civil Engineer & St. Francis Dam Builder

LW2206 - William Mulholland, Civil Engineer & St. Francis Dam Builder

FR2001 - Power House No. 2 Under Construction, ~1920.

LW2845 - Correspondence from Man at Brand-New Power House No. 2, 6-21-1920.

OV2401 - Newhall Land Letter to Mulholland Re: Water Rights, 8-22-1924.

AP2329 - St. Francis Dam Under Construction ~1924.

AL3034 - St. Francis Dam Under Construction ~1925.

FILM: St. Francis Dam Under Construction in "The Temptress" • MGM 1926.

LW2985 - St. Francis Dam Under Construction ~1925-1926.

AP2330 - St. Francis Dam Under Construction, 1924-1926.

AP2331 - St. Francis Dam Under Construction, 1924-1926.

LW2081 - St. Francis Dam Under Construction, 1924-1926.

AL3024 - St. Francis Dam Under Construction, 1924-1926.

LW2986 - People Stand on Footbridge Over Forebay, 1926-1928.

LW2574 - Woman at St. Francis Dam With Water in Forebay, 1927.

LW2713 - St. Francis Dam With Water in Forebay, 1927.

LW2714 - Power House No. 2 and Clubhouse, 1927.

SR2701 - Baby Book of Richard Bruitt Smith, b. 3-14-1927; St. Francis Dam Entry.

AP2332 - St. Francis Dam With Water in Reservoir, May 1926-March 1928.

MF2601 - Walking Across Top of St. Francis Dam, 1926-1928.

JB2801 - Power House No. 1 Employee Time Book for 1928. 18 Pages.

LW3042 - St. Francis Dam Intact, George Watson Photo ~1926.

LW3184 - Sun Rays Penetrate Storm Clouds Over St. Francis Reservoir, 1927.

LA2801 - St. Francis Dam Intact ~1928.

HC2801 - Dam: Plugging Leak with Sloppy Cement, 2/1928.

HC2804 - Face of the St. Francis Dam, 2/1928.

HC2806 - St. Francis Reservoir, 2/1928.

HS2809 - St. Francis Dam Shortly Before Its Collapse.

AL2024 - St. Francis Dam Before the Break, circa March 1928.

HS2808 - (Formerly) Last Photo of the St. Francis Dam Intact, 3-9-1928.

DI2802 - Another Copy: St. Francis Dam Intact, 3-9-1928.

AS2801 - San Francisquito School, 3-9-1928.

GM1928 - (Even Later) Last Photo of the St. Francis Dam Intact, 3-11-1928.

LW2403 - Damkeeper Tony Harnischfeger & Family, n.d.


LW3321 - Initial Associated Press Wire Photo, Distributed 3-13-1928.

LW3703 - Photo: San Francisquito Creek Flows with St. Francis Floodwaters, 3-13-1928.

Coroner's Inquest in the News: Witnesses Report Leaks News reports, 1928.

HS7074 - Coroner's Jury Inspects Dam Site, March 1928.

LW2822 - William Mulholland, Coroner Frank Nance, Others, at Hall of Justice, 1928.

FILM: Pathe Newsreel Footage of Broken St. Francis Dam and Story of Pilot Who Died Getting It, 3-13-1928.

SP0000 - Dam & Power House Before & After Failure, 1926-1928, 20 Views.

AS2802 - Survey Map: Flood-damaged Properties, San Francisquito Canyon, 1928.

WS2801 - Cleanup at Power House No. 2, March 1928 (Oversized).

CG2801 - St. Francis Dam Disaster, Photos shot March 13, 1928 (10 Views).

LW3538 - Photo Gallery: Disaster Site and Start of PH-2 Reconstruction; Robert Wenzel, 1928.

LW2642 - St. Francis Dam Disaster: Ruins, 17 Views, Ex-San Francisco PUC Archives, ~3-13-1928.

AP2333 - St. Francis Dam Failure, March 1928.

AL3029 - St. Francis Dam Failure, Inspecting Ruins of the Dam, March 1928.

AL3030 - St. Francis Dam Failure, Ruins of the Dam, March 1928.

LW2179 - St. Francis Dam Failure, Aerial View, March 1928.

AL3028 - St. Francis Dam Failure, Aerial View, March 1928.

DR2813 - St. Francis Dam: West Abutment & Wing Dyke, March? 1928.

HS2810 - St. Francis Dam: West Abutment.

WS2802 - Empty Reservoir, March 1928.

LW2741 - Empty Reservoir, March 1928.

DI2815 - Empty Reservoir, March 1928.

LW3083 - Ruins of St. Francis Dam & Empty Reservoir, George Watson Photo, March 1928.

GR0840 - St. Francis Dam Floodpath, 1928.

LW3493 - Lower San Francisquito Canyon, Aerial View, 1928.

DI2811 - Floodpath & Rubble Just Below the Dam, 1928.

LW2743 - St. Francis Dam Floodpath, about a mile below the dam.

AS2804 - List of Employees' Automobiles Wrecked in Edison Camp at Kemp, LADWP Archive.

WF2800 - St. Francis Dam Disaster, 6 Contemporary Photo Postcards Including Generators, 1928.

AL2020 - St. Francis Dam Disaster, Castaic Bridge Wreckage, March 1928.

LW2997 - Wreckage of Steel-Truss Bridge.

AL2021 - St. Francis Dam Disaster, Flood Victims Crossing River, March 1928.

AL2022 - St. Francis Dam Disaster, Rescue Party, March 1928.

AL2023 - St. Francis Dam Disaster, Search Party, March 1928.

LW2207 - St. Francis Dam Wreckage, March 1928.

HS7044 - Photo Gallery: Wreckage at Kemp Station/Blue Cut, L.A.-Ventura County Line, March 1928.

LW3791 - (Kemp) Edison Camp Survivor C.E. Kanawyer, 1928.

HS7067 - SoCal Edison Saugus Substation After the Flood, March 1928.

HS7050 - Photo Gallery: Bardsdale-Fillmore-Santa Paula Flood Damage, March 1928.

FILM: Fillmore After the Flood • March 1928

HS7050 - Photo Gallery: Fillmore-Bardsdale Flood Damage, March 1928.

LW2821 - Woman Sifts Through Wreckage at Santa Paula Home; Plus 10 Images, 1928.

LW3667 - St. Francis Flood Damage in Santa Paula, 3-16-1928.

AL3043a - St. Francis Flood Damage, Santa Paula, March 1928.

AL3043b - St. Francis Flood Damage, Santa Paula, March 1928.

LP2803 - St. Francis Flood Damage, Santa Paula, Thomas Ward Photos, 2 Views, 4-8-1928.

LW3496 - Dam Site & Santa Paula Damage (8) | ex-Ruth Teague.

DI2812 - Wrecked Farmhouse in Santa Paula? 1928.

DI2801 - St. Francis Flood Damage: Upended SP Train Track, 1928.

HS7038 - Controlled Burn of Flood Debris, March 1928.

LADWP Archive: Castaic Junction

RO2803i - Aerial View of Flood Path (x3).

RO2803c - High Water Mark, Oberg Siding.

RO2803d - Southern Pacific Tracks Moved.

RO2803b - Southern Pacific Track Erosion.

RO2803a - Highway Pile Driver in Use.

RO2803e - Highway Pile Driver in Use.

RO2803f - Highway Pile Driver in Use.

H.C. & E.C. Lamb Collection, 1928

EJ2801 - Wreckage at Kemp.

EJ2803 - Wreckage at Kemp.

EJ2804 - Wreckage at Kemp.

EJ2805 - Wreckage at Kemp.

EJ2806 - Man Observes Wreckage at Kemp.

EJ2802 - SPRR Pile Driver, Castaic Junction.

EJ2807 - Auto Bridge at Castaic Junction, 2 Views.

DI2804 - Concrete Dam Rubble, 2 Views.

AP0115 - St. Francis Dam Hero, 1928.

FR2801 - Hap-A-Lan Hall (Masons) in Newhall as Morgue for Dam Victims, Exterior, March 1928.

LW2715 - Dam Victims' Bodies Fill Newhall's Masonic (Hap-A-Lan) Hall, 2 Views, March 1928.

LW3084 - Wm. Mulholland Inspects St. Francis Dam Disaster Site, Watson Photo, 3-14-1928.

LW2055 - Wm. Mulholland & Harvey Van Norman Inspect St. Francis Dam Wreckage, 3-15-1928.

LW2479 - Red Cross Relief: Shelters, Soup Lines, Nurses, Hospital. 7 Views.

FILM: Wreckage, Red Cross Relief Center, more • 3-14-1928

ID2101 - Lyman & Lillian Curtis, St. Francis Dam Victims, 1921.

ID2101 - Marjorie, Mazie & Danny Curtis, St. Francis Dam Victims, 1926-1928 (Multiple Views).

Gottardi Family

FC1101 - Joseph Gottardi and Frances Abalos, Wedding, 1-13-1912.

FC2101 - Survivor: Alvina Gottardi (Guadagno), Photo Gallery.

FC2401 - Victims: Reno, Joe Jr., Richard Gottardi, Ages 13-10-8.

NL2819 - Joe Gottardi Searches for Family Members, 3-18-1928.

NL2820 - Friends Search for Joe Gottardi's Family, 3-18-1928.

LW2244 - Graves of Gottardi Family, St. Francis Dam Victims (mother & five children), d. 3-13-1928.

FC4001 - Survivor Joseph Gottardi, Post-Disaster, n.d.

Survivor's Guilt: PTSD Wrecks Lives the Floodwaters Spared • by Dianne Erskine-Hellrigel, 2-6-2018.

LW2731 - Saugus Community Club Plaque for 7 Members who Perished in the St. Francis Dam Disaster, 1928.

HC2802 - Crowds Flock to the St. Francis Dam Tombstone, 2 Views, 1928 (Helena Carter collection).

DI2806 - Crowds Flock to the St. Francis Dam Tombstone, 1928 (Sharon Divis collection).

DI2819 - (2) Tourist Photos of the Tombstone with Ladder, 1928 (Sharon Divis collection).

HB2802 - Visiting the "Tombstone," March 1928.

HB2803 - Visiting the "Tombstone," Reservoir Side, ~1928.

DI2816 - Unidentified Person Climbs the St. Francis Dam Tombstone, 1928.

DR2817 - St. Francis Dam: Tombstone & Perimeter Road, 1928.

DI2803 - Tombstone, Inside Looking Out, 1928.

HB2804 - Cowart Family of Burbank Visits Dam Disaster Site, 2 Views, 1928.

HC2805 - Tombstone & Fallen Section, 1928.

HC2807 - Toppled Section of Dam, 1928.

DI2818 - St. Francis Dam Ruins: Block 5 (1928).

HC2808 - Western Abutment After the Break, 1928.

LW2944 - Ruins of St. Francis Dam (Wing Dyke & Tombstone), View Into Reservoir, 1928-29.

ES1928 - St. Francis Dam Disaster, Photos shot April 8, 1928 (11 Views).

AL3042 - St. Francis Dam Failure, Real Photo Postcard, Ruins of the Dam, April 13, 1928.

DI2807 - Picnic at Dam Disaster Site, ~1928-1929.

HS7029 - Billboard for 1928 Dam Movie.

HB2801 - Gold Badge Awarded to Officer Thornton Edwards, 1928.

LW31929 - Film Clip: Thornton Edwards in "The Grapes of Wrath," 1941.

LW3509 - St. Francis Dam Hero Thornton Edwards Co-Stars in 1946 Cisco Kid Picture, "Robin Hood of Monterey."

JB2804 - Louise Gipe, Switchboard Operator, Disaster Heroine, 1928.

Rebulding Power House No. 2

DI2808 - Power House No. 2 Reconstruction: Rigging Temporary Power, 1928.

DJ2801 - Power House No. 2 Reconstruction: Job Site, 1928.

DI2809 - Power House No. 2 Reconstruction: Naked Generators & Penstocks, 1928.

HS7066 - Power House No. 2 Reconstruction: Construction Camp, Top View, 1928.

DI2810 - Power House No. 2 Reconstruction: Construction Camp, 1928.

HS2811 - Telephone Company Crew, 3 Miles West of Castaic Junction, ~1928.

RO2801 - Temporary Reconstruction of Auto Bridge Over Santa Clara River at Castaic Junction, 1928.

RO2802 - Map of Flood-damaged Bridges in Santa Clarita Valley.

The Last Dam Victim / Dynamiting the Tombstone

LW3279 - Preparing to Blow Up the Tombstone, 4-16-1929.

Dam To Be Toppled to Earth • The Signal, 4-18-1929.

Dam Crumbles • The Signal, 5-30-1929.

FR3001 - Power House No. 2 Employee Housing at Stator Lane, n.d. (1930s-1950s).

RJ1000 - Raggio Ranch, c. 1940s.

RJ1010 - Raggio Ranch, c. 1940s.

JB4001 - Artifact: Newhall Dairy Farms Milk Bottle, ca. 1940s, Found 10-15-2013.

RJ1010 - Joseph and Della Raggio with King Snake at Raggio Ranch, ~1940s.

RJ1000 - Preparing Vittles at Raggio Ranch in San Francisquito Canyon, ~1940s.

Nuclear Power Plant Planned for Saugus-San Francisquito • News Reports 1960.

AP2321 - The Gold Bowl, 1963.

AP2322 - The Gold Bowl, 1963.

Phillips Ranch

LW3095 - Phillips Ranch, 3-5-1964 (R.5).

LW3102 - Phillips Ranch Restaurant, 3-5-1964 (R.6).

HS0101 - St. Francis Dam Site, January 2001.

LW2100a - St. Francis Dam: Wing Dyke Ruins (2 Views), 3-11-2001.

LW2100c - St. Francis Dam: Ruins at Base, 3-11-2001.

LW3198 - St. Francis Dam Site: National Register of Historic Places Nomination, Rev. 6-3-2004.

Photo Gallery - Ruins of Structure on Tucker Ranch, 10 Views, 5-5-2014.

HR5357: Saint Francis Dam Disaster National Memorial Act • Introduced by Rep. Buck McKeon, 7-31-2014

HB1402 - St. Francis Dam Rubble, 11-14-2014.

Sellout Crowd Revisits 1928 Tragedy • Dianne Erskine-Hellrigel, SCVHistory.com 3-12-2016.

Angeles National Forest Copper, Ranch, and Sayre Fires Restoration Strategy • 2016.

Graffiti Removal at St. Francis Dam Site • 2-28-2017.

Annual SCVHS St. Francis Dam Disaster Lecture (Video) • 3-11-2017.

Annual SCVHS St. Francis Dam Disaster Tour (Photos) • 3-11-2017.

Drone Video: St. Francis Dam Disaster Site • Danny Sullivan, 3-12-2017.

3 Minutes to Midnight at the Dam • Jim Harris, 3-13-2018.

90th Anniversary Events, March 2018

AS1801 - Victims Memorialized at Lancaster Cemetery • March 12, 2018.

LW3200 - Santa Paula Creates River of Light for Dam Victims • March 12, 2018.

St. Francis Dam Disaster Commemoration Month Proclamations:

HB1830 - Photo Gallery: Dam Victim Monument Dedicated at Piru Cemetery • March 18, 2018.

SC1802 - State Assembly (Dante Acosta, Tom Lackey)

LW3202 - County of Ventura

LW3201 - City of Fillmore

VIDEO - County of Los Angeles: St. Francis Dam Disaster Proclamation (March 2018).

SC1801 - City of Santa Clarita

Historical Society Trio Lauded for Work to Remember Dam Victims • 1-28-2019.


Los Angeles Aqueduct

AL1301 - ARCHIVE FOOTAGE: Construction & Opening of L.A. Aqueduct, Mulholland, Etc., 1913.

Complete Report on Construction of the Los Angeles Aqueduct (Illustrated) • City of L.A., 1916.

BOOK - The Water Seekers, by Remi Nadeau (1950).

Owens River Water Rights Obtained for Los Angeles Aqueduct • Los Angeles Daily Times, 07-29-1905.

Los Angeles Aqueduct Opening Ceremonies • Los Angeles Times, 11-6-1913.

L.A. Board of Public Service Commissioners Annual Report, 6-30-1923.

The Los Angeles Aqueduct • Chapter 23, McGroarty's History of Los Angeles County, 1923.

L.A. Board of Water & Power Commissioners Annual Report, 6-30-1929.

Booklet: The Romance of Water & Power by Don J. Kinsey, LADWP Propaganda 1926, Rev. 1932.

100 Mules Commemorate 100th Anniversary of L.A. Aqueduct • SCVNews.com, 11-4-2013.

"William Mulholland" Presides Over L.A. Aqueduct Cascades Centennial • LADWP, 11-5-2013.


LW3203 - Map of Los Angeles Aqueduct and Adjacent Territory, October 1908.

AP1313 - Lopez Station, 2 Views, ~1890 (Razed for Aqueduct ~1910).

Saugus Division Aqueduct Workers Angered by Pay Cut, Spoiled Food • News reports, 1909.

MW0901 - Completed L.A. Aqueduct Tunnel, Saugus Division, 1909.

EC1801 - Photo Album: Los Angeles Aqueduct Under Construction, 1908-1913.

LW2418 - L.A. Aqueduct Construction Crew with Dredger, 1910.

LW2419 - Elizabeth Tunnel Construction (L.A. Aqueduct), 1910.

LW2735 - Deadman Canyon Siphon Under Construction, Saugus, 1910.

World's (Then-) Largest-Diameter Concrete Pipe Installed in Whitney Canyon • News reports, February 1910.

One Aqueduct Worker Beats, Robs Another at Saugus • News reports, February 1910.

AP2320 - Power House No. 1, ~1910.

LW2839 - L.A. Aqueduct Construction Equipment, Owens Valley, 1908-1913. (28) Photos 2016.

ST0901 - L.A. Aqueduct Construction Headquarters at Saugus Junction, 1909.

AP1925 - L.A. Aqueduct Construction Camp/HQ at Saugus Junction, 1911.

LW3052 - L.A. Aqueduct Construction Headquarters at Saugus Junction, 1907-1912.

AL1101 - L.A. Aqueduct Worker Sends Postcard to Mom from Jawbone Division (Mojave Desert), 1911.

LW2420 - Jawbone Siphon (L.A. Aqueduct), Early 1910s.

AL2092 - Jawbone Siphon (L.A. Aqueduct Right of Way), ~1912.

LW3171 - Jawbone Siphon, Souvenir Postcard, ~1960s.

LW2840 - Jawbone Siphon, 3-27-2016 (26 Views).

AL1201 - Letter of Recommendation from Concrete Supt., Sent from Surrey, 1912.

LW2734 - Cement Mixing Plant at South End of Newhall Auto Tunnel, ~1912.

AL2091 - Power House No. 1 Under Construction, 11-1-1915.

AL1913 - Invitation to Opening Ceremony, Owens Valley-Los Angeles Aqueduct, November 5, 1913.

AL1951 - Los Angeles Aqueduct, Opening Ceremonies, November 5, 1913 (8 Views).

RI1301 - Harrison Gray Otis & Ellen Beach Yaw at L.A. Aqueduct Grand Opening, 11-5-1913.

LW2983 - Souvenir Water (Bottle) from Opening of L.A. Aqueduct (11-5-1913), Multiple Views.

AL1915 - Los Angeles Aqueduct Cascades, 1915.

AL1918 - Terminus of the Los Angeles Aqueduct, March, 1918.

The Los Angeles Aqueduct (Map and Facts) • Bullock's Advertisement, L.A. Times, 3-8-1926.

AL2063 - Bouquet Canyon Dam under construction to replace the St. Francis, press photo, 8-24-1933.

LA3401 - Bouquet Dam & Reservoir Under Construction, 4 Views, 1933-1934.

AL1959 - Oil Wells and Los Angeles Aqueduct, Placerita Canyon, 1940s-50s.

LW2502 - Los Angeles Aqueduct in Placerita Canyon, 2 Views, 2013.

LW2548 - Cascades: 1971 Earthquake Damage.

LW2514 - L.A. Aqueduct Centennial Garden Opens at Mulholland Memorial Fountain, 10-23-2013.

LW2510 - Christine Mulholland at L.A. Aqueduct Centennial Celebration, 11-5-2013.

Photo Gallery - L.A. Aqueduct Centennial Celebration at Cascades, Multiple Views, 11-5-2013.

Photo Gallery - Cascades Open for L.A. Aqueduct Centennial, Multiple Views, 11-9-2013.

Photo Gallery - William Mulholland Memorial Fountain & L.A. Aqueduct Centennial Garden, Multiple Views, 11-10-2013.

LW2797 - Wealth & Water for L.A.: Owens Lake Views; Relics at Keeler, 5-22-2015 (40 Views).

LW3682 - Photo Gallery: 1940s LADWP House at Dry Canyon Reservoir, 2020.


St. Francis Dam Disaster
In The News

 • Collection of Dr. Alan Pollack

The St. Francis Dam Disaster • (San Francisco, CA) San Francisco Chronicle, 3-13-1928

The St. Francis Dam Disaster • (San Francisco, CA) The San Francisco Call, 3-13-1928

The St. Francis Dam Disaster • (Oakland, CA) Oakland Tribune, 3-13-1928

The St. Francis Dam Disaster • (St. Louis, MO) St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 3-13-1928

The St. Francis Dam Disaster • (Topeka, KS) The Topeka State Journal, 3-13-1928

The St. Francis Dam Disaster • (Chicago, IL) The Chicago Daily News, 3-13-1928

The St. Francis Dam Disaster • (Toledo, OH) The Toledo News-Bee, 3-13-1928

The St. Francis Dam Disaster • (Detroit, MI) The Detroit News, 3-13-1928

The St. Francis Dam Disaster • (Milwaukee, WI) Wisconsin News, 3-13-1928

The St. Francis Dam Disaster • (Everett, WA) The Everett Daily Herald, 3-13-1928

The St. Francis Dam Disaster • (New London, CT) New London Evening Day, 3-13-1928

The St. Francis Dam Disaster • (Boston, MA) Boston Evening Transcript, 3-13-1928

The St. Francis Dam Disaster • (Fitchburg, MA) Fitchburg Sentinel, 3-13-1928

The St. Francis Dam Disaster • (Albany, NY) Albany Evening News, 3-13-1928

The St. Francis Dam Disaster • (Lewiston, ME) Lewiston Evening Journal, 3-13-1928

The St. Francis Dam Disaster • (Washington, DC) The Evening Star, 3-13-1928

The St. Francis Dam Disaster • Los Angeles Examiner, 1st Edition, 3-13-1928

The St. Francis Dam Disaster • Los Angeles Examiner, 2nd Edition, 3-13-1928

The St. Francis Dam Disaster • Los Angeles Times, 3-14-1928

The St. Francis Dam Disaster • Los Angeles Evening Express, 3-14-1928

The St. Francis Dam Disaster • Los Angeles Examiner, 1st Edition, 3-14-1928

The St. Francis Dam Disaster • Los Angeles Examiner, 2nd Edition, 3-14-1928

The St. Francis Dam Disaster • (Oakland, CA) Oakland Tribune, 3-14-1928

The St. Francis Dam Disaster • (Prescott, AZ) Weekly Journal-Miner, 3-14-1928

The St. Francis Dam Disaster • (Denver, CO) The Rocky Mountain News, 3-14-1928

The St. Francis Dam Disaster • (St. Paul, MN) St. Paul Pioneer Press, 3-14-1928

The St. Francis Dam Disaster • (Chicago, IL) Chicago Daily Tribune, 3-14-1928

The St. Francis Dam Disaster • (Chicago, IL) The Chicago Daily News, 3-14-1928

The St. Francis Dam Disaster • (St. Louis, MO) St. Louis Globe-Democrat, 3-14-1928

The St. Francis Dam Disaster • (Dallas, TX) The Dallas Morning News, 3-14-1928

The St. Francis Dam Disaster • (Richmond, VA) Richmond Times-Dispatch, 3-14-1928

The St. Francis Dam Disaster • (Raleigh, NC) The News and Observer, 3-14-1928

The St. Francis Dam Disaster • (Charlotte, NC) The Charlotte Observer, 3-14-1928

The St. Francis Dam Disaster • (Atlanta, GA) The Atlanta Constitution, 3-14-1928

The St. Francis Dam Disaster • (Milwaukee, WI) Wisconsin News, 3-14-1928

The St. Francis Dam Disaster • (Beloit, WI) The Beloit Daily News, 3-14-1928

The St. Francis Dam Disaster • (Omaha, NE) The Omaha Morning Bee-News, 3-14-1928

The St. Francis Dam Disaster • (Toledo, OH) The Toledo News-Bee, 3-14-1928

The St. Francis Dam Disaster • (Springfield, MA) The Springfield Union, 3-14-1928

The St. Francis Dam Disaster • (New York, NY) The New York Times, 3-14-1928

List of Survivors from Edison Camp at Kemp • Santa Paula Chronicle, 3-14-1928

The St. Francis Dam Disaster • (New York, NY) The New York Times, 3-15-1928

The St. Francis Dam Disaster • (Raleigh, NC) The News and Observer, 3-15-1928

The St. Francis Dam Disaster • (San Francisco, CA) The San Francisco Call, 3-15-1928

The St. Francis Dam Disaster • Los Angeles Examiner, 1st Edition, 3-15-1928

The St. Francis Dam Disaster • Los Angeles Examiner, 2nd Edition, 3-15-1928

The St. Francis Dam Disaster • Los Angeles Examiner, 3rd Edition, 3-15-1928

The St. Francis Dam Disaster • Los Angeles Examiner, 4th Edition, 3-15-1928

The St. Francis Dam Disaster • Los Angeles Examiner, 5th Edition, 3-15-1928

The St. Francis Dam Disaster • Los Angeles Examiner, 1st Edition, 3-16-1928

The St. Francis Dam Disaster • Los Angeles Examiner, 2nd Edition, 3-16-1928

The St. Francis Dam Disaster • Los Angeles Examiner, 1st Edition, 3-17-1928

The St. Francis Dam Disaster • Los Angeles Examiner, 2nd Edition, 3-17-1928

The St. Francis Dam Disaster • Los Angeles Examiner, 3rd Edition, 3-17-1928

The St. Francis Dam Disaster • Los Angeles Examiner, 4th Edition, 3-17-1928

But One Girl Left of School; Even Teacher Dead (Cecilia Small) • Source & Date Unknown (1928)

Dr. Mead Blames Base for Dam Failure • Los Angeles Evening Herald, 4-10-1928

Felda (aka Velda) Louella Smith Pike, St. Francis Dam Victim, d. 1928 • The Signal, 4-19-1928

FILM: Fox News Footage: Setting Charges to Blow Up the Tombstone, Wing Dyke • 4-17-1929

Remains of St. Francis Dam (the "Tombstone") Toppled • The Signal, 4-18-1929 & 5-30-1929

Foreign Press

LW3695 - Illustrator's Concept of St. Francis Dam Disaster • La Domenica del Corriere (Milan, Italy), 3-25-1928.


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