Frank Slide and Turtle Mountain
At 4:10AM April 29th, 1903 the town of Frank was buried in what is one of largest landslides in Canadian history. Around 44 million cubic metres of of limestone dislodged from Turtle Mountain, covering the eastern edge of Frank, the railroad, and the coal mines. Between 70 to 90 of the town’s residents were killed in the accident, making it the deadliest slide ever seen in Canada. Today, the town of Frank has been absorbed into the Municipality of Crowsnest Pass, and the sight of the slide remains open and preserved as a Provincial Historic Site and receives over 1,000 visitors annually.
June 5, 2020
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