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1959 Yellowstone earthquake....



Item # 565147

August 18, 1959

THE DETROIT NEWS, Detroit, Michigan, August 18 & 19, 1959

* 1959 Yellowstone earthquake
* Montana

* 2 issue pair

The Aug. 18th issue has a nice two line banner headline on the front page: "QUAKES TRAP TOURISTS IN WEST; DAM RIPPED" with subheads & small related map. (see)

As an extra bonus, you also get the Aug. 19th issue which has some follow up reporting on the front page with related photo.

Tells of the earthquake that hit Montana with a magnitude of about 7.4.

Other news of the day. Light browning with some small binding holes along the spine and minor margin wear, otherwise in good condition.

These issues are 46 and 76 pages in length.

wikipedia notes: The 1959 Yellowstone earthquake[1] also known as the Hebgen Lake earthquake was a powerful earthquake that occurred on August 17, 1959[1] at 11:37 pm (MST) in southwestern Montana. The earthquake was registered at magnitude 7.3 – 7.5 on the Richter scale. The quake caused a huge landslide that caused over 28 fatalities and left $11 million (1959 USD, $74.1 million 2006 USD) in damage. The quake-induced landslide also blocked the flow of the Madison River resulting in the creation of Quake Lake. Effects of the earthquake were also felt in Idaho and Wyoming.

The 1959 quake was the strongest and deadliest earthquake to hit Montana since the 1935-36 Helena earthquakes left 4 people dead and caused the worst landslides in the history of the Northwestern United States since 1927.

Category: The 20th Century

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