Man shooting avalanches.

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Title Man shooting avalanches.
Photo Number P0918n112
Description Photo shows a man using a cannon to trigger a controlled avalanche at Alta, Utah
Keywords Utah; Ski Archives; Natural disasters; Avalanches; Men; Artillery; Alta
Subject Avalanches--Control--Utah--Photographs; Alta (Utah)--Photographs
Additional Information "March 30, 1949: The first successful use of artillery to control avalanches in the United States took place at Alta. Captain Elkins of the Utah National Guard brought a 75-nun French howitzer, and a total of 15 rounds were fired at Rustler Face, Stonecrusher, Peruvian Ridge and Mt. Superior."--Mark Kalitowski, Avalanche history of Alta
Spatial Coverage Alta (Utah); Little Cottonwood Canyon (Salt Lake County, Utah); Salt Lake County (Utah)
Collection Number and Name P0918 Joe Coeburn Photograph Collection
Collection Name Joe Coeburn
Is part of Ski Archive
Date 1949; 1950; 1951; 1952; 1953; 1954; 1955; 1956; 1957; 1958; 1959; 1960
Textual Date Circa 1940s, 1950s
Owning Institution Multimedia Archives, Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Original Source N/A
Donated By/Purchased From Unknown, possibly Joe Coeburn.
Type Image
ARK ark:/87278/s6f19mwd
Setname uum_map_usa
Date Created 2003-07-14
Date Modified 2016-03-29
ID 964029
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