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January 1935
The Grand Campus Washout
1935 - Grand Campus Washout_2

Heavy snowfall followed by driving rain in January causes a large pool of water to form on the north end of campus. A small ditch is dug to help the water drain into the ocean, but continuing rainfall turns the ditch into a rapidly expanding ravine that destroys several outlying buildings. The ravine is dubbed the “Campus Canyon” by students and is eventually filled in with numerous truckloads of gravel.