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St. Francis Dam Flood, Eye Witness Accounts
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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 Flood, Eye Witness Accounts
    Dates: December 1997
    Collection Number: 6-OH-147
    Extent: one folder
    Repository: Santa Paula Historical Society
    Santa Paula, California 93060
    Abstract: Stories of eight Santa Paulans who experienced the March 12, 1928 flood in Santa Paula, Ca
    Language of Material: English



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    Preferred Citation

    St. Francis Dam Flood, Eye Witness Accounts. Santa Paula Historical Society

    Acquisition Information

    Santa Paula Historical Society

    Biography/Administrative History

    On March 12, 1928 the Saint Francis Dam collapsed causing a wall of water to come down the Santa Clara River Valley, about 400 people died in Santa Paul, it was considered the second largest disaster in California, with the San Francisco earthquake being the largest

    Scope and Content of Collection

    see abstract