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Site of Wellington

Take this three-mile round-trip thorough this historic site. Once the site of a Great Northern Railway station, in 1910 it was swept away by one of the greatest avalanches in U.S. history, sweeping trains filled with passengers off their tracks.

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Founded in 1893 at the western portal of the abandoned Cascade Tunnel, this Great Northern station was marked by a hillside snowshed. The storm preceding the avalanche disaster began February 21, with snow often falling at the rate of a foot an hour and drifts up to 20 and 30 feet high. Two trains, passenger train #25 and mail train #27, had left Spokane heading west on February 21, 1910....

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