Crushed By Snow

Miners at Silver City Caught in a Tremendous Slide.


Started to Town on Snowshoes, but Unfortunately Got into the Path of the Avalanche.

Boise, Idaho, Jan. 4.—A fearful snowslide occurred last night at Silver City, a mining camp about 50 miles from here. It resulted in the death of Robert Nicholls and John Mullaney [sic], miners at the Blaine Tunnel mine. They started from the mine shortly after dark last night to come to town on snowshoes. They did not reappear in the morning and their comrades at the mine started to make inquiries for them. After going about a mile, they saw evidence of a terrible snowslide.

After a prolonged search, the bodies of the two men were discovered. The force of the slide and the weight of the snow had evidently resulted in instant death. Mullaney’s parents live at Glenn’s Ferry. Nicholls only recently came from the Comstock, Virginia City, Nevada.

Source: Elmore Bulletin, January 12, 1895.

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