Silent film star William S. Hart (L) & Presbyterian minister Wolcott Evans (R), both of Newhall, pin a hero's medal on Luis Rivera, son of saloon keeper Nick Rivera, following the St. Francis Dam disaster of March 12-13, 1928. The dam broke at three minutes before midnight on March 12th, sending a monumental 180-foot-high wall of water crashing down San Francisquito Canyon. It didn't stop until it reached the Pacific Ocean and left approximately 470 corpses in its wake.
My son Eric as "Fremont"....for the 2012 Wild West Days for the Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society......his entire outfit authentic for the time period and much all of the leather and gun holders and spurs made by Eric.....so cool!!!