Pitkin, CO Snowslide, Feb 1897
Pitkin Miner Killed.
Denver, Feb. 20,-- A special to the Republican from Pitkin, Col. Says: A snow slide this morning near the Cleopatra mine killed MARTIN MENTLY and seriously injured J. W. Bingham. Two other men, Frank McCarty and Mike Mammon, were also caught in the slide, but escaped with only slight bruises.
The men were asleep in the cabin when the slide came. The slide was 800 or 400 feet wide. It swept away the cabin and inmates, burying them under several feet of snow and debris.
Idaho Statesman, Boise City, ID 21 Feb 1897