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Out of Nowhere: Disaster and Tourism in the White Mountains

On Monday night, August 28, 1826, an avalanche in isolated Crawford Notch, New Hampshire, in the heart of the White Mountains, killed innkeeper Samuel Willey, his wife and five young children, and two hired men. The landslide carved a channel fifty feet deep and buried the family in a stream of earth, stones, and uprooted trees after they had fled their house, which, incredibly, was spared. In Out of Nowhere, Eric Purchase examines the surprising connection of this disaster to the rise of tourism in America, investigating ...

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