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Man-made disaster

Charles F. Outland

Man-made disaster

the story of St. Francis Dam

by Charles F. Outland

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Published by A.H. Clark in Glendale, Calif .
Written in English

    Places:
  • St. Francis Dam.,
  • Santa Clara River (Calif.)
    • Subjects:
    • St. Francis Dam,
    • Santa Clara River (Calif.) -- Flood, 1928

    • Edition Notes

      Bibliography: p. [231]-241.

      Statementits place in southern California"s water system, its failure and the tragedy of March 12 and 13, 1928, in the Santa Clara River Valley.
      SeriesWestern lands and waters series,, 3
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsTC558.U7 S35
      The Physical Object
      Pagination249 p.
      Number of Pages249
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5889437M
      LC Control Number63023016
      OCLC/WorldCa3247797


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