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Larry Morris: The 1959 Yellowstone Earthquake

  • Union Pacific Dining Lodge 220 Yellowstone Avenue West Yellowstone, MT, 59758 United States (map)

Join Larry Morris, author of The 1959 Yellowstone Earthquake, at the Dining Lodge for a talk on the natural disaster that impacted the area.

"At 11:37 p.m. on August 17, 1959, a magnitude 7.5 earthquake rocked Montana's Yellowstone country. In an instant, an entire mountainside fractured and thundered down onto the sites of unsuspecting campers. The mammoth avalanche generated hurricane-force winds ahead of it that ripped clothing from backs and heaved tidal waves in both directions of the Madison River Canyon. More than two hundred vacationers trapped in the canyon feared the dam upstream would burst. As debris and flooding overwhelmed the river, injured victims frantically searched the darkness for friends and family."

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