Man-Made Disaster: The Story of St. Francis Dam: Its Place in Southern California's Water System, its Failure and the Tragedy in the Santa Clara River Valley March 12 and 13, 1928

By: Charles F. Outland (d. 1995)

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REVISED AND ENLARGED EDITION, second printing. Western Lands and Waters Series, No. III. 8vo. 9 1/2 x 6 1/4 inches. 279 pp. Illustrations throughout in black-and-white (including the frontispiece), bibliography, index, folding color map at rear; text clean, unmarked. Maroon cloth, gilt-stamped spine, mylar protected dust-jacket; binding square and tight. Fine. This second edition contains much additional information and new illustrations based on fifteen years of new research. Less that two years after completion, the dam in San Francisquito Canyon north of Los Angeles broke at midnight and took the lives of 450 persons and destroyed towns and orchards in the Santa Clara River valley. The history of this man-made tragedy was obscured for years in large part because of concern over public relations by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. Written by an eye-witness of the tragedy, Outland's book is both controversial and scholarly. REFERENCE: Clark & Brunet, Arthur H. Clark Company, No. 196.

Title: Man-Made Disaster: The Story of St. Francis Dam: Its Place in Southern California's Water System, its Failure and the Tragedy in the Santa Clara River Valley March 12 and 13, 1928

Author Name: Charles F. Outland (d. 1995)

Categories: California Local History,

Edition: Later Edition

Publisher: Spokane, WA, The Arthur H. Clark Company: 2002

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Collectible: Like New

Jacket Condition: Fine

Type: Hardcover

Seller ID: JR1018-037

Keywords: Charles F. Outland, Man-Made Disaster The Story of St. Francis Dam, Southern California's Water System, Tragedy, Santa Clara River Valley, 1928, California Local History, Western Lands and Waters Series