Sixty years ago, a Going-to-the-Sun Road tragedy

By | June 29, 2013

Chris Peterson of the Hungry Horse News reports that this year marks the 60th anniversary of tragedy on Glacier National Park’s Going-to-the-Sun Road when two men on the Park plow crew were killed in an avalanche, another was seriously injured and a fourth was buried and later rescued alive. On May 26, 1953, the crew was plowing about five miles below Logan Pass. About 11:30 a.m., a massive avalanche slid over the highway and ran nearly a mile below the road, killing road crew foreman George Beaton and William Whitford. Frederick Klein was seriously injured. Eight hours later, road superintendent Jean Sullivan was rescued.  Read the full story here.

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