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St. Francis Dam Disaster Stories
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography/Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: St. Francis Dam Disaster Stories
    Dates: 1928
    Collection Number: 7-PF-138
    Extent: One folder
    Repository: Santa Paula Historical Society
    Santa Paula, California 93060
    Abstract: A collection of eye witness accounts or family oral history of the St. Francis Dam disaster and how it effected the people of Santa Paula
    Language of Material: English



    Publication Rights


    Preferred Citation

    St. Francis Dam Disaster Stories. Santa Paula Historical Society

    Acquisition Information


    Biography/Administrative History

    See above.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    On March 28, 1928 the St. Francis Dam collapsed. This was up stream of the Santa Clara River valley and Santa Paula. It killed 450 people. These are stories and accounts of people living at that time and their experiences.