Minutes before midnight on the evening of March 12, 1928, the St. Francis Dam collapsed sending billions of gallons of raging flood waters down to the ocean, claiming over 450 lives.  Captured here in over 200 images is a photographic record of the devastation caused by the flood, and the heroic efforts of the residents and rescue workers.

St. Francis Dam Disaster by John Nichols

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