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Crested Butte, CO Snow Slide, Mar 1891

SNOW SLIDE VICTIMS.

THREE MORE OF THEM REPORTED FROM CRESTED BUTTE, COLO.

Denver, Colo., March 16. -- A special from Crested Butte, Colo., to The Republican says:
Three more snow slide victims are reported -- M. G. CRILLER, PAT MURPHY and J. GRIFFEN --
who have been at work on the JACOB STRADER mine are buried beneath the snow. The slide is over half a mile wide, and it would seem that the whole mountain has come down, filling the basin with snow probably a hundred feet deep. The place has been considered very dangerous, so much so that since the storm no one has dared to venture up there until Thursday, when three men went to see if their fellow miners were safe. They found no signs of a cabin, and the tunnel entrance was entirely covered. By tunneling through snow thirty feet they came to the cabin, which was mashed in by snow. It is the general belief that the poor fellows had become alarmed and started to leave and were caught in their attempt to escape.

Waterloo Daily Courier Iowa 1891-03-16



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