|Title||Cave-in on Sunset Highway, near Issaquah, December 1941 |
|Caption||In December 1941, several days of heavy rain caused damage throughout the Puget Sound area. The dirt fill under a section of Highway 10 between Seattle and Issaquah became saturated with water and washed out, carrying some 200 feet of roadway with it. Highway crews rerouted traffic when the first cracks appeared in the pavement.|
This photo, published in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer on December 21, 1942, shows the cave-in on cross-state Highway 10 (Sunset Highway), near Lake Sammamish. To the right, the guard rails are still in place. The newspaper reported that some 15, 000 cubic yards of dirt slid downwards onto the farm below the highway.
|Notes||Handwritten on sleeve: Highways - Washington - Issaquah (cave-in).|
Caption by MOHAI staff.
Date photograph was filed at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer (date of photograph and file date may differ by a month or more): December 22, 1941.
|Subjects||Landslides--Washington (State)--Issaquah; Roads--Washington (State)--Issaquah; Laborers--Washington (State)--Issaquah; Forests--Washington (State)--Issaquah; Automobiles--Washington (State)--Issaquah |
|Places||United States--Washington (State)--Issaquah |
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||PI25317 |
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|Credit Line||Seattle Post-Intelligencer Collection, Museum of History & Industry, Seattle; All Rights Reserved |
|Repository||Museum of History & Industry, Seattle (MOHAI) |
|Repository Collection||Seattle Post-Intelligencer Collection |
|Physical Description||1 acetate negative: b&w; 4 x 5 in. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from print made from original negative as a 3000 pixel TIFF image in 8-bit grayscale, resized to 640 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop 6.0 and its JPEG quality measurement 3. |