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Thankyou for the post. Back when I was in school, I checked Ruby Hult's book, Northwest Disaster, out so much the librarian thought of giving it to me. When I got off active duty after Desert Storm, I moved to Everett and spent a lot of time up in the Wellington area before the trail and preservation work started. My perspective was obviously scewed due to the later pictures of the area as Tye. Your information on where things were located in relation to modern day has shed a whole new light on things. I look forward to visiting that area again with my wife who has also now read Hult's book many times and shares our interest in preserving history.
If it wasn't for Ruby, we would know little or nothing about the slide. Two other books you might want to read are "The White Cascade" by Gary Krist. Gary does an excellent job of telling the story in the context of what else was going on around the country at the time.
The other is my version of the event, "Vis Major." Mine is the lone book that tells the story strictly from the viewpoint of the railroaders.
Glad you enjoyed the video...good luck exploring, but remember, the area where the slide came down is hollowed ground.
Pretyy close to that spot, Ragnar. That's one of the more amazing photos that has survived as there are very few, if any remaining that show the old covered turntable at Wellington. It was later moved to Cascade Tunnel Station. Difficult to tell, but in the far upper right corner could also be the beginings of what became the Bailets Hotel.
Please notice that in this video all items examined were left for future visitors to see. Nothing was removed.
This video is an excellent complement to the book "VIS MAJOR", by Martin Burwash. Published in 2009 by iUniverse. An EXCELLENT book and a worthy addition to anyone's library. Some day I am going to catch Martin and have him sign my copy.
Glad you guys liked the video. I really appreciated Martin meeting us up there and had been wanting to post something to help preserve the historical aspect of whats a fairly little know disaster in this state.
I also broke the video into a part 1 & 2 so it could be seen in full 1080p HD quality:
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