Forgotten Tragedy: The Story of The St Francis Dam

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Forgotten Tragedy is an upcoming documentary film that tells the story of the greatest man-made disaster of the 20th Century, now largely lost to history.

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William Mulholland, head of the Los Angeles Dept. of Water and Power, speaks to the crowd at opening ceremonies of the Los Angeles Aqueduct. California History, Hotel California, Southern California, St Francis Dam, Pasadena Los Angeles, Santa Catalina Island, West Covina, San Fernando Valley, The Spectator

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“It’s a long straw from here to Los Angeles, for being 100 years old, it’s still in pretty good shape.” DWP water systems manager Marty Adams

The Flood: St. Francis Dam Disaster, William Mulholland, and the Casualties of L. California History, Southern California, St Francis Dam, Hydroelectric Power, Water Powers, Electric Company, Ventura County, Hadley

The Flood: St. Francis Dam Disaster, William Mulholland, and the Casualties of L.A. Imperialism

The 1928 failure resulted in one of the worst civic disasters in L.A. history.

The older sister to the St Francis Dam. Now reinforced. Hollywood Sign, Old Hollywood, St Francis Dam, Laurel Canyon, Mountain Living, Going Home, The St, Orange County, Old Things

Lake Hollywood Reservoir

The older sister to the St Francis Dam. Now reinforced.

St Francis Dam in California - designed by, and construction was supervised by, William Mulholland. In San Francisquito Canyon in the hills just north of the Santa Clarita Valley. It was completed in California History, Vintage California, Southern California, St Francis Dam, Pasadena Los Angeles, Flood Areas, Dam Construction, Farm Town

St Francis Dam in California - designed by, and construction was supervised by, William Mulholland. In San Francisquito Canyon in the hills just north of the Santa Clarita Valley. It was completed in 1926.

(Novermber - Photograph caption reads: "Southern California's tremendous growth necessitated the building of the great Owens Valley aqueduct. This photo shows a crowd of over at its dedication. California History, Southern California, Vintage California, St Francis Dam, Air Fire, San Fernando Valley, Historical Landmarks, Before Midnight, City Of Angels

Stella Darlene Nolan, Part 1 - Deranged LA Crimes ®

For the past 3 1/2 years I’ve been a volunteer archivist at the Los Angeles Police Museum. I find the work fascinating and rewarding, in fact given my passion for old paper (I have a vast collection of vintage cosmetics ephemera) … Continue reading →

High in the hills, perched between Hollywood and Vine and the Hollywood sign, sits scenic Lake Hollywood, a 2.5-billion-cubic-foot reservoir held back by a dam designed by the great water wrangler William Mulholland. Flanked by a classic California mix of oak, pine, eucalyptus, agave and sage, and circled by a pedestrian trail reopened in April after being off-limits for seven years, this is one of the city’s great mountain walking spots, and it’s less than 10 minutes from the 101 Freeway… St Francis Dam, I Love La, Hollywood Sign, Cubic Foot, Pedestrian, Me On A Map, Sage, Trail, Walking

High in the hills, perched between Hollywood and Vine and the Hollywood sign, sits scenic Lake Hollywood, a 2.5-billion-cubic-foot reservoir held back by a dam designed by the great water wrangler William Mulholland. Flanked by a classic California mix of oak, pine, eucalyptus, agave and sage, and circled by a pedestrian trail reopened in April after being off-limits for seven years, this is one of the city’s great mountain walking spots, and it’s less than 10 minutes from the 101 Freeway…

Lake Hollywood Reservoir at night St Francis Dam, Hollywood Sign, California Love, Northern Lights, Sunset, City, Places, Water, Travel

Lake Hollywood Reservoir

High in the hills, perched between Hollywood and Vine and the Hollywood sign, sits scenic Lake Hollywood, a reservoir held back by a dam designed by the great water wrangler William Mulholland. Flanked by a classic California mix of oak, pine, eucalyptus, agave, and sage and circled by a pedestrian trail, this is one of the city’s great walking spots with wonderful scenic views. Visit www.xplorela.com

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