Stuck in the Snow, Winter of 1884


Stuck in the Snow, Winter of 1884 - Partridge

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A rescue train attempts to get through snow drifts below the Dalles, during the blizzard of December, 1884. This was the storm that trapped 148 people in a passenger train for days, near what is now called Starvation Creek in memory of the incident. No one actually starved, and food was brought in by skis from Hood River, but it took many days (some sources say three weeks) before rescue trains were able to get through and free the passengers. Detail 1 shows there are four engines hooked together to try to power through the snow. -- This photo is restored and printed by Old Oregon.

Additional Information

Item Number AA0030
Photographer William H. Partridge
Location Columbia Gorge, Wasco County
Subject Trains, Railroads, Streetcars
Decade 1880s
Print Maker Old Oregon
Original Type Boudoir Card
Size of Original 4.6 x 7.7 inches
Photographer's Number Number 958