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Nearly 100 years ago this winter

Postby Bad Man From Bodie » Wed Jan 26, 2011 5:46 pm

The link provided below gives a summary of the doings that occurred 100 years ago this March at a small Eastern Sierra town located in the Mono Basin. The town of Jordan was situated at the base of Copper Mountain generally at the mouth of Lundy Canyon. Jordan was a company town constructed by the Pacific Power Company. The Pacific Power Company constructed a hydroelectric plant at Jordan to provide power to the bustling town of Bodie. During the winter of 1910/1911 a series of winter storms blanketed the region with record snow fall. The town of Jordan was situated at the base of Copper Mountain. The night of March 6 a large avalanche swept through the town, demolishing everything in its path taking nine lives.

The link is from the 2007 December issue of Explore Historic California, and provides a fairly detailed account of this winter tragedy. Enjoy the read and don’t build a house next to an avalanche shoot!

http://www.explorehistoricalif.com/december07.html



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Re: Nearly 100 years ago this winter

Postby mokelumnekid » Thu Jan 27, 2011 9:51 pm

Fascinating- thanks for posting this.
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Re: Nearly 100 years ago this winter

Postby 87TT » Thu Jun 09, 2011 7:44 pm

I've visited that little cemetary many times. It is still well taken care of and I try to tidy it up when I stop by. I knew it was an avalanche but thanks for the rest of the story.
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