The White Cascade

The White Cascade

The Great Northern Railway Disaster and America's Deadliest Avalanche

Book - 2008
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In February 1910, a monstrous blizzard hit the Northwest. High in the Cascade Mountains, near the tiny town of Wellington, two trainloads of cold, hungry passengers and their crews found their railcars marooned, buried in rising drifts on the edge of a steep ravine. Days later, with the effort to rescue the trains continuing, a colossal avalance tumbled down, sweeping the trains over the steep slope and down the mountainside.
Publisher: New York : Holt Paperbacks, 2008
Edition: First Holt paperbacks edition
Copyright Date: ©2007
ISBN: 9780805083293
Branch Call Number: 979.77704 K898W 2008
Characteristics: xii, 315 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations maps ; 21 cm


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Jan 08, 2019

Literally one of the best local history books I've read! And I finally got a chance to actually visit Wellington this past October too! It was fun and exhilarating as it was also sinister and creepy. If I ever get a chance to go again in the future, I'm gonna make sure that I get a group of people to go with me instead of being part of a party of only 2. And next time I'll be better prepared for the hike too.

Jul 03, 2016

We read this nonfiction story about the biggest avalanche and train disaster in U.S. history as a family, and then hiked then hiked the Iron Goat Trail to eXperia nice all the sites referenced in the book. So fun. The thrain tunnel was quite chilling.

Jun 18, 2016

Very interesting was a good read. I learned a lot


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