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Catastrophe in California: A Reappraisal of the St. Francis Dam Collapse
With author Rebecca Solnit and historians William Deverell and Donald Jackson
Moderated by Patt Morrison, Los Angeles Times columnist & radio host
In March of 1928, the St. Francis Dam north of Los Angeles—designed by William Mulholland as a reservoir for the California Aqueduct—collapsed. The largest engineering disaster in California history is inextricably woven into the epic history of water in Los Angeles. In this centennial year of the California Aqueduct, join us for a discussion of the St. Francis tragedy and its enduring catastrophic and cultural significance.
Co-presented with the Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West