St. Francis Dam Disaster. Los Angeles County, California, USA. (12 March 1928)
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Colorized historic images by Pony R. Horton.
Blocks of concrete weighing thousands of tons were carried in the floodwaters nearly a half mile downstream. The magnitude of the disaster is hard to comprehend. Normal rivers have trouble moving boulders only a foot across. Besides the sheer magnitude of the flow, debris from the landslide buoyed up the blocks. The block above was a half mile downstream. It measured approximately 63 feet long, 30 feet high, and 54 feet wide.
base of the dam in 2009
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Re: St. Francis Dam Disaster. Los Angeles County, California, USA. (12 March 1928)
What a terrible tragedy, I had no idea it occured. Thanks for sharing these wonderful images
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Re: St. Francis Dam Disaster. Los Angeles County, California, USA. (12 March 19
Terrible tragedy that is no doubt buried in the "history not to be told" files at schools
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