Willow Creek Slide, Idaho
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Queens Blessing
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
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member muddawber
Views: 18

Long Description:
The pull off is large enough for large vehicles to pull over and read these signs.
Marker Name: Willow Creek Slide

Marker Type: Roadside

Marker Text:
"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"

County: Shoshone

City: Mullen

Group Responsible for Placement: State of Idaho

Marker Number: 373

Web link(s) for additional information:
http://itd.idaho.gov/hmg/ http://www.untraveledroad.com/USA/IdahoHList.htm

Date Dedicated: Not listed

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