Willow Creek Slide, Idaho
N 47° 27.631 W 115° 44.141
11T E 595290 N 5257116
Quick Description: There are 2 Idaho History signs at the highway pull-off.
Location: Idaho, United States
Date Posted: 10/15/2010 9:46:46 PM
Waymark Code: WM9YA6
The pull off is large enough for large vehicles to pull over and read these signs.
Marker Name: Willow Creek Slide
Marker Type: Roadside
"Willow Creek Slide
A spectacular avalanche, Feb 10, 1903, swept away part of a trestle--300 feet high--that let Northern Pacific Railway trains descend from this pass since 1890. An engine that plunged 80 feet was buried in 30 feet of snow; a passenger car dangled over open space; and a caboose with 8 people dropped into a deep snowbank. Miraculously, everyone aboard survived that terror-stricken trip. Bua a new, less hazardous grade replaced that trestle route. #373"
Group Responsible for Placement: State of Idaho
Marker Number: 373
Web link(s) for additional information:
Date Dedicated: Not listed
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If possible please post a photo of you OR your GPS at the marker location.
Also if you know of any additional links not already mentioned about this bit of Idaho history please include that in your log.