4 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.

  • 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)

  • April 28, 2021 at 10:22 pm

    this was a GREAT post scott THANK YOU VERY MUCH!

  • 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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