One Of The Worst Disasters In U.S. History Happened Right Here In Washington

Washington is certainly no stranger to disasters, natural and otherwise. From the Mt. St. Helens eruption to the deadly storm of 1972, we’ve had more than our share of scares here. But nothing can quite compare to the horror of the Wellington Avalanche of 1910, which was one of the country’s greatest tragedies.

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The Wellington avalanche will never be forgotten. Unfortunately, life in Washington is not without its risks.