Near Santa Clarita in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
St. Francis Dam
Erected by Angeles National Forest.
Location. 34° 32.021′ N, 118° 31.549′ W. Marker is near Santa Clarita, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker can be reached from San Francisquito Canyon Road 9 miles north of Copper Hill Road, on the right when traveling north. By the parking lot of the Angeles National Forest fire station. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 32300 San Francisquito Canyon Road, Santa Clarita CA 91390, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. St. Francis Dam Disaster Site (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named St. Francis Dam Disaster Site (was approx. 1.1 miles away but has been reported Tesoro Adobe (approx. 4½ miles away); Power Plant No. 1 (approx. 5½ miles away); The Ridge Route (approx. 7.6 miles away); Rancho San Francisco (approx. 7.9 miles away); Oak of the Golden Dream (approx. 8 miles away); Saugus School Bell (approx. 10.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santa Clarita.
Regarding St. Francis Dam. Recent research has found the number of lives lost was 430.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. — St. Francis Dam Disaster sites.
Also see . . . Thesis by Ann Stansell. A 2014 study of the human loss. (Submitted on September 11, 2019.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 21, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 11, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 53 times since then and 4 times this year. Last updated on December 21, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 11, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.