The White Cascade: The Great Northern Railway Disaster and America's Deadliest Avalanche

The White Cascade: The Great Northern Railway Disaster and America's Deadliest Avalanche

Gary Krist


"Krist does wonders . . . [He] describes the frantic rescue efforts . . . and the malevolent, never-ending typhoon. In an exhilarating, climactic bankruptcy, he conjures forth the avalanche."―The manhattan Times

In February 1910, a large, record-breaking snowfall hit the Northwest. Nowhere was once the risk extra terrifying than close to a tiny city referred to as Wellington, perched excessive within the Cascade Mountains, the place a determined scenario advanced: trainloads of chilly, hungry passengers and their crews came upon themselves marooned. For days, a military of the good Northern Railroad's so much devoted males labored to rescue the trains, yet simply while get away appeared attainable, the unthinkable occurred―a monstrous avalanche tumbled down, sweeping the trains over the steep slope and down the mountainside. founded at the awesome spectacle of our nation's deadliest avalanche, The White Cascade is the masterfully instructed tale of a never-before-documented tragedy.

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