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The White Cascade

Author : Gary Krist
ISBN : 1429905700
Genre : History
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The never-before-told story of one of the worst rail disasters in U.S. history in which two trains full of people, trapped high in the Cascade Mountains, are hit by a devastating avalanche In February 1910, a monstrous blizzard centered on Washington State hit the Northwest, breaking records. The world stopped—but nowhere was the danger more terrifying than near a tiny town called Wellington, perched high in the Cascade Mountains, where a desperate situation evolved minute by minute: two trainloads of cold, hungry passengers and their crews found themselves marooned without escape, their railcars gradually being buried in the rising drifts. For days, an army of the Great Northern Railroad's most dedicated men—led by the line's legendarily courageous superintendent, James O'Neill—worked round-the-clock to rescue the trains. But the storm was unrelenting, and to the passenger's great anxiety, the railcars—their only shelter—were parked precariously on the edge of a steep ravine. As the days passed, food and coal supplies dwindled. Panic and rage set in as snow accumulated deeper and deeper on the cliffs overhanging the trains. Finally, just when escape seemed possible, the unthinkable occurred: the earth shifted and a colossal avalanche tumbled from the high pinnacles, sweeping the trains and their sleeping passengers over the steep slope and down the mountainside. Centered on the astonishing spectacle of our nation's deadliest avalanche, Gary Krist's The White Cascade is the masterfully told story of a supremely dramatic and never-before-documented American tragedy. An adventure saga filled with colorful and engaging history, this is epic narrative storytelling at its finest.
Category: History

The White Mountains

Author : Moses Foster Sweetser
ISBN : PRNC:32101072333840
Genre : New Hampshire
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Category: New Hampshire

Three Days On The White Mountains

Author : Benjamin Lincoln Ball
ISBN : HARVARD:32044011928991
Genre : Washington, Mount (N.H.)
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Category: Washington, Mount (N.H.)

The White Mountains

Author : Moses Foster Sweetser
ISBN : HARVARD:HN6NFP
Genre : White Mountains (N.H. and Me.)
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Category: White Mountains (N.H. and Me.)

The White Mountain Guide Book

Author : Samuel Coffin Eastman
ISBN : HARVARD:HN46WD
Genre : White Mountains (N.H. and Me.)
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Category: White Mountains (N.H. and Me.)

The White Mountain

Author : Edson C. Eastman
ISBN : UOMDLP:afj7252:0001.001
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Place Names Of The White Mountains

Author : Robert Julyan
ISBN : 0874516382
Genre : Travel
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An expanded edition of the definitive guide to name origins in the White Mountains of New England.
Category: Travel

The White Hills

Author : Thomas Starr King
ISBN : NYPL:33433081781878
Genre : White Mountains (N.H. and Me.)
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Category: White Mountains (N.H. and Me.)

The White Mountain Guide Book

Author : Samuel Coffin Eastman
ISBN : NYPL:33433081902532
Genre : White Mountains
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Category: White Mountains

Stereoscopic Views Of The White Mountains

Author : Bruce D. Heald Ph.D.
ISBN : 9781439627495
Genre : Photography
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For more than 150 years, the White Mountains have attracted untold numbers of visitors from all over the world. The lofty peaks offer unlimited panoramas—the view from the summit of Mount Washington extends for more than 100 miles in all directions and includes 33 other mountaintops, each with an elevation exceeding 4,000 feet. Framing the Presidential Range are Crawford Notch, Franconia Notch, and Pinkham Notch, three of the most impressive wonders in the eastern part the country. The White Mountain region has numerous other points of interest: the Flume, the Pool, the Basin, the Old Man of the Mountain, Glen Ellis Falls, the Lake of the Clouds, Echo Lake, Profile Lake, and the White Horse Ledge, to name a few. The stereo technique dates from the earliest years of photography. Stereo photographs are two images of the same view taken from slightly different points, which when observed through special glasses appear as one with an added dimension of depth. Photographers took these three-dimensional views to exemplify and to preserve in print the beauty, wonders, and wealth of nature. Stereoscopic Views of the White Mountains contains more than 200 reflective stereos of the region’s mountains, lakes, rivers, and streams. These breathtaking views of the landscape, the resorts, and the villages were taken during an excursion on the early railroads. They recall the romance and idealism of the rail and stagecoach era.
Category: Photography