St. Patrick’s disaster of 1906

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St. Patrick’s disaster of 1906

Like ‘thunderbolt,’ avalanches killed 20 miners around Silverton
Survivors of the St. Patrick’s Day snowslides of 1906 stand amid debris at the Green Mountain Mill in Cunningham Gulch. A series of avalanches killed 20 miners in the area that fateful day.
A funeral procession of sleighs heads up Greene Street with victims of the March 17, 1906, snowslides around Silverton. The photo was taken from the Ross apartment on the third floor of the Grand Hotel.
“Poetry of the Slide” was written by W.N. Hall, a survivor of the March 17, 1906, avalanche at the Shenandoah-Dives Mine. This article originally ran on the front page of The Silverton Standard on April 7, 1906.
The headline in The Silverton Standard tells the tragic story.

St. Patrick’s disaster of 1906

Survivors of the St. Patrick’s Day snowslides of 1906 stand amid debris at the Green Mountain Mill in Cunningham Gulch. A series of avalanches killed 20 miners in the area that fateful day.
A funeral procession of sleighs heads up Greene Street with victims of the March 17, 1906, snowslides around Silverton. The photo was taken from the Ross apartment on the third floor of the Grand Hotel.
“Poetry of the Slide” was written by W.N. Hall, a survivor of the March 17, 1906, avalanche at the Shenandoah-Dives Mine. This article originally ran on the front page of The Silverton Standard on April 7, 1906.
The headline in The Silverton Standard tells the tragic story.
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