St. Francis Dam Disaster Stories

Finding aid created by Santa Paula Historical Society staff using RecordEXPRESS
Santa Paula Historical Society
P. O. Box 842
Santa Paula, California 93060
(805) 525-4108

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.