St. Francis Dam Flood, Eye Witness Accounts

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Santa Paula Historical Society
P. O. Box 842
Santa Paula, California 93060
(805) 525-4108

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



Publication Rights


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