By Larry Morris,Lee Whittlesey

At 11:37 p.m. on August 17, 1959, a importance 7.5 earthquake rocked Montana’s Yellowstone kingdom. directly, a whole mountainside fractured and thundered down onto the websites of unsuspecting campers. The significant avalanche generated hurricane-force winds prior to it that ripped garments from backs and heaved tidal waves in either instructions of the Madison River Canyon. greater than 200 tourists trapped within the canyon feared the dam upstream might burst. As particles and flooding beaten the river, injured sufferers frantically searched the darkness for family and friends. Acclaimed historian Larry Morris tells the gripping minute-by-minute saga of the survivors who persisted the interminable evening, the 1st responders who risked their lives and the households who waited days and weeks for note in their lacking enjoyed ones.

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