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Oregon disasters : true stories of tragedy and survival

Author: Rachel Dresbeck
Publisher: Guilford, Conn. : Insider's Guide, ©2006.
Series: Disasters series.; Insiders' guide.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Twenty disasters spanning a century are brought to life in this engagingly written volume that tells the stories of the 1903 flash flood in Heppner the 1927 Mount Hood avalanche the 1933 Tillamook  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Rachel Dresbeck
ISBN: 0762739932 9780762739936
OCLC Number: 69680034
Description: xv, 204 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm.
Contents: Death and destruction in its wake. The Heppner flood (1903) --
Dead man's hotel. The wreck of the Mimi (1913) --
Port Town in flames. The Astoria fire (1922) --
Dangerous slopes. The Mazamas on Coe Glacier (1927) --
"Just one more log." The Tillamook burn (1933) --
Here today, gone tomorrow. The Vanport flood (1948) --
Arctic illusions. Three blizzards (1950) --
An October oddity. The Columbus day storm (1962) --
A coastal catastrophe. Tsunami (1964) --
A wet Christmas. The Willamette river flood (1964) --
Mayday in August. The Brookings-Harbor rescues (1972) --
"We're going down." The last journey of Flight 173 (1978) --
"This is it!" The eruption of Mount St. Helens (1980) --
Tragedy on Mount Hood. The Oregon Episcopal School climb (1986) --
Burning fields. Chain-reaction car accident (1988) --
A wet and wild winter. Raging waters (1995-1996) --
Coos Bay catastrophe. The wreck of the New Carissa (1999) --
Beware the Bergschrund. Mount Hood climbing accident (2002) --
When lightning strikes. The Biscuit fire (2002) --
Fatal error. The sinking of the Taki-Tooo (2003).
Series Title: Disasters series.; Insiders' guide.
Responsibility: Rachel Dresbeck.
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