The White Cascade
The Great Northern Railway Disaster and America's Deadliest AvalancheBook - 2007 | 1st ed.
In February 1910, a monstrous blizzard centered on Washington State hit the Northwest, breaking records. Near the tiny town of Wellington, high in the Cascade Mountains, two trainloads of cold, hungry passengers and their crews found their railcars gradually being buried in the rising drifts. For days, an army of the Great Northern Railroad's most dedicated men worked round-the-clock to rescue the trains. But the storm was unrelenting, and to the passenger's great anxiety, the railcars--their only shelter--were parked precariously on the edge of a steep ravine. Food and coal supplies dwindled. Panic and rage set in as snow accumulated on the cliffs overhanging the trains. Finally, just when escape seemed possible, the earth shifted and a colossal avalanche tumbled from the high pinnacles, sweeping the trains and their sleeping passengers over the steep slope and down the mountainside.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2007.
Edition: 1st ed.
Branch Call Number: 979.777 KRIST
Characteristics: xii, 315 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
From Library Staff
In February of 1910, an avalanche in Cascade mountains caused one of the most deadly train accidents in American history. An accident that would bring a small depot town into national headlines. Suggested by Isaac H.