St. Francis Dam Site

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William Mulholland oversaw what would be his last major project be completed in 1926. His career ended 3 years later when the dam collapsed and kill somewhere between 200 and 500 people. A cemetery located somewhere nearby wound up being the burial site for many of the victims; some of them even appear on photograph. Local residents have also reported ghostly activity, one woman claiming that an unseen force was moving a cast iron horse trough around. Sounds of crying have also been heard.

(Submitted by Chris Berglund)

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34.5463486, -118.5142525
Los Angeles County, California
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