Snowslide (Battle Mountain Colorado)

Article details how numerous avalanches disrupted the communities of the Battle Mountain area of Eagle County Colorado, adding a bit of humor at one point: "Malcolm McLeod was handled the worst by the avalanche. Those who witnessed its frightful descent say McLeod was carried badly off his feet and his body made several revolutions in mid-air before he landed on the running mass of snow. He was carried about sixty feet down the hill, and when he finally stopped was completely submerged. He lost his hat - it will be found when the daisies bloom in the spring. Both Gladwin and Fisher were roughly handled, but neither even lost his hat."
(1899 Newspaper)

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