Dr. Walter F. Dexter, left, president of Whittier College, and former first lady Lou Henry Hoover, right, lead a group of people to the commencement ceremony. Mrs. Hoover and her son, Allan Hoover, were distinguished guests.
Buster Keaton and Harry Keaton as children, both in knee-length pants and caps, seated in open car, Buster Keaton at wheel, with row house with wide steps in background, sign at left reading French Laundry
This photograph appears with the article, "Mrs. Peete Weeps Where Denton was Murdered; Leads Officers Over Catalina Street Mansion of Mystery; Asks Public Not to Judge Her Yet," Los Angeles Times, 7 Oct. 1920: II1.
The St. Francis Dam was a 200-foot high concrete gravity-arch dam built between 1924 and 1926 in St. Francisquito Canyon (near present-day Castaic and Santa Clarita). The dam collapsed on March 12, 1928 at two and a half minutes before midnight. The resulting flood killed more than 600 residents plus an unknown number of itinerant farm workers camped in San Francisquito Canyon, making it the 2nd greatest loss of life in California after the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. It is considered the worst American civil engineering failure in the 20th century.