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Jenny Revitz Soper
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Wonderful winter photograph by Eva Lechner!
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Cool urban painting by Linda Apple!
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Check out my Valentine cards on soperart.com (Cards Cards Cards gallery) for your special lady friend or anyone else. $5 each plus shipping.
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Say hi to Lindsay Smith and her exquisite art!
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Nancy Worrell took THIRD PLACE in the Corners contest on fineartamerica.com!
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Steven Parker's photograph Colors and Angles won SECOND PLACE in the Corners contest on fineartamerica.com!
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This photograph by Edward Fielding won FIRST PLACE in the Corners contest on fineartamerica.com.
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This old iron trestle bridge spans the Santa Clara River in Los Angeles County. Upstream, the St. Francis Dam was a curved concrete gravity dam designed and built between 1924-1926 by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, then named the Bureau of Water Works and Supply. The department was under the direction of its General Manager and Chief Engineer, William Mulholland. (For a fictionalized story based on Mulholland and the water wars in Los Angeles, see the Jack Nicholson classic movie, Chinatown.)

At 11:57PM on March 12, 1928, the dam catastrophically failed, and the resulting flood took the lives of as many as 431 people. The water sped down the Santa Clara River, washing away the original trestle bridge at this spot. The collapse of the St. Francis Dam is considered to be one of the worst American civil engineering disasters of the 20th century and remains the second-greatest loss of life in California's history, after the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire. The disaster marked the end of Mulholland's career.

Who knows how many ghosts of those lost that day are still haunting this area?
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