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William Mulholland

    Roster Of Victims Made For St. Francis Dam Failure’s 86th Anniversary

    Courtesy Leon Worden |  SCVHistory.com

    An extensive new roster of the victims of the St. Francis Dam Failure that occurred in 1928 has been released in time for the tragedy’s 86th anniversary.


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    Tuesday, Wednesday Mark 85th Anniversary Of St. Francis Dam Failure

    March 12 and 13 mark the 85th anniversary of one of the worst manmade disasters in California history, second only to the San Francisco earthquake.

    Engineer William Mulholland’s St. Francis Dam in San Francisquito Canyon failed on Monday, March 12, 1928 at 11:57 p.m. A 140-foot wall of water poured into the canyon, killing an estimated 500 people and causing damage that at the time was valued at $13 million.