History and Historic Sites of the Valley * Then and Now Photos * Lost Crescenta * Rockhaven * Membership
At Midnight on New Years Eve of 1934, the Crescenta Valley was hit with a flash flood of huge proportions that drew international attention. The flood destroyed hundreds of homes and killed and injured scores. It was the single most important historic event in our local history, and permanently changed the valley.
Historian Art Cobery has made the study of this geologic event his specialty, and has given hundreds of lectures on this subject. He gives many dramatic first hand accounts of tragedy and heroism during the flood, and will tell us about the massive flood control system in place today to hopefully prevent a reoccurrence of this disaster.