Failed Sheffield Dam after the earthquake, Santa Barbara, 1925
- Failed Sheffield Dam after the earthquake, Santa Barbara, 1925
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- June 29, 1925
- Los Angeles Times
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- Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection
On June 29, 1925 at 6:42 am a major earthquake hit the area of Santa Barbara. It was 19 seconds in duration and registered 6.8 on the Richter magnitude scale. The downtown of Santa Barbara was destroyed, the Sheffield Dam collapsed, and thirteen people died. The facade of the Mission Santa Barbara was severely damaged and lost its statues. Three persons thought to shut off the town electricity and gas, thereby preventing catastrophic fire. The city was rebuilt in a unified Spanish Colonial Revival style in 1925-1929.
Detail view of broken concrete on a section of the failed Sheffield Dam after the June 29 earthquake. The earthquake liquefied the soil beneath the concrete-faced, compacted earth dam and a section moved downstream 100 feet.
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- b&w nitrate negative
cellulose nitrate film
- Santa Barbara (Calif.)
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- still image
Sheffield Reservoir (Santa Barbara, Calif.)
Dam failures--California--Santa Barbara
Sheffield Dam Failure, Calif., 1925
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