5 thoughts on “1928 St. Francis Dam Disaster Ruins – Hundreds Perished – Then & Now

  • May 14, 2022 at 5:55 am

    Very interesting! Masks don’t work. If the masks could keep out the virus you would not be able to breath through it.

    I saw something similiar on Mysteries of the Abandoned. That was in Italy or somewhere in Eruope.

    • October 12, 2022 at 4:22 pm

      Your logic is incorrect, masks work because oxygen molecules are an order of magnitude smaller than any virus (remember that viruses themselves are comprised of molecules and thus are massively larger), thus the air you breathe can pass through the mask, but the viruses are intercepted.
      Furthermore, masks intercept droplets that may contain viruses. This interrupts the spread of the virus through sneezes, coughs etc, as well as providing a barrier for those close by.

  • December 14, 2021 at 11:35 pm

    “In case you’ve forgotten, gentlemen,
    over five hundred lives were lost
    when the Van der Lip Dam gave way —
    core samples have shown that beneath
    this bedrock is shale similar to the
    permeable shale in the Van der Lip
    disaster. It couldn’t withstand
    that kind of pressure there.”
    from “Chinatown” by Robert Towne (my favorite film)

  • March 25, 2021 at 3:16 pm

    I used to live in housing tract off of San Francisquito Rd. during 60s-70s. On some Sunday drives up the canyon, we would find bits and pieces of the old concrete that was the dam. I couldn’t imagine being asleep and waking to rushing water through my home, how horrible for the people who perished.

    Please do not use my email address in my post –

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