Tuesday, September 21, 2010

The Frank Slide

On April 29, 1903 at 4:10 a.m., the east face of Turtle Mountain (30 million cubic metres of limestone) crashed down on the small coal mining town of Frank, AB.  The slide covered about three square kilometers of the valley.  Between 70-90 people were killed, some miners were trapped underground but dug themselves out.  

Info of the slide is here and here

Click on photos to enlarge.

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