Big Creek, CA Snowslide, Feb 1927

Workers die in snowslide.

Fresno, Cal., --- Ten persons are believed to be dead and 21 are injured as the result of two snowslides which struck camp 72 of the Southern California Edison company at Big Creek seventy five miles east of here early Wednesday, according to dispatches received here by the Fresno Morning Republican. The first of the slides occurred at about two in the morning when two bunkhouses occupied by sleeping men and the recreation hall crumbled beneath the weight of tons of snow and dirt which fell from the hill adjoining the buildings. At least nine men are believed to have lost their lives in the first slide. The second slide came at about seven in the morning engulfing in its path a party of rescue workers recruited from the survivors at the camp and added one to the death toll.

Davis County Clipper Utah 1927-02-18


big Creek Slide

My dad was originally listed as among the dead, but was later found really banged up. However, his pregnant, 18-year old wife was killed. Patterson was name they were listed under.