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YELLOWSTONE EARTHQUAKE DIARY 1959

by Jack Sunday

I was 9-years old when the Yellowstone Park Earthquake of 1959 struck! It was 55 YEARS AGO THIS MONTH! We lived just over a hundred miles from "the Park" and felt it. I was asleep but my mom was awake and kept notes throughout the overnight hours. The poor little lady was scared but calmed herself with her writing. Dozens died, a campground was buried, a new lake was formed. You can read more here.I found mom's Earthquake Diary recently and hope these transcribe well. I also hope you can read her handwriting. She was a "lefty" forced to use her right hand when a child. (It was the "devil's hand" after all.)