St. Francis Dam Disaster

St. Francis Dam Disaster (HM264G)

Location: Fillmore, CA 93015 Ventura County
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N 34° 24.911', W 118° 48.268'

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90th Anniversary

This memorial is dedicated to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the St. Francis Dam Disaster.

Just before midnight on March 12, 1928, the dam collapsed and sent billions of gallons of water down the San Francisquito Canyon, eventually meeting the Santa Clara River on its way to the Pacific Ocean.

Many local families who worked and lived near the river on the ranches of Newhall & Camulos, along with residents from Piru & Buckhorn, were swept away. Some survived, most perished, and some were never found. Left forever, entombed in the mud of the river.

May they all be at peace. God bless.
HM NumberHM264G
Year Placed2018
Placed ByPiru Cemetery Board
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, March 22nd, 2018 at 1:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 334166 N 3809668
Decimal Degrees34.41518333, -118.80446667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 24.911', W 118° 48.268'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 24' 54.66" N, 118° 48' 16.08" W
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Area Code(s)805
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3580 Center St, Fillmore CA 93015, US
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