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    A little bit of history- Big Thomson

    I was talking to some of you on the road section of the Death March ride yesterday about the Flood in the Big Thomson Canyon in 76. I had relatives that had a cabin in Glen Comfort. They were playing cards at a friends house as they always did once a week. The Flood reports came from friends in the area they should evacuate and ended up having to be rescued by the National Guard. Somewhere there is a picture of them being helped across the river that ended up in a encyclopedia. I am working on trying to find that.

    In the mean time i ran across this site with some good information on this along with photos and peoples accounts of the flood.

    http://www.coloradoan.com/news/thompson/index.html

    May be of interest to some, but worth checking out especially if you had family up there as i did. They were rescued all was good but lost many of their friends. I spent a fair amount of time at their cabin and until yesterday had not been in that area in a long time. Thought i would share......
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    Thanks for that link. I remember waking up the next morning and hearing all of the stories on the radio. A couple of years ago, I read a good first hand account of the event from a woman whose son was dragged from her arms by the flood waters, never to be seen again. Found it at the Fort Collins library:
    "A Flood of Memories" by Deborah Watts

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    Quote Originally Posted by PBR me!
    I was talking to some of you on the road section of the Death March ride yesterday about the Flood in the Big Thomson Canyon in 76. I had relatives that had a cabin in Glen Comfort. They were playing cards at a friends house as they always did once a week. The Flood reports came from friends in the area they should evacuate and ended up having to be rescued by the National Guard. Somewhere there is a picture of them being helped across the river that ended up in a encyclopedia. I am working on trying to find that.

    In the mean time i ran across this site with some good information on this along with photos and peoples accounts of the flood.

    http://www.coloradoan.com/news/thompson/index.html

    May be of interest to some, but worth checking out especially if you had family up there as i did. They were rescued all was good but lost many of their friends. I spent a fair amount of time at their cabin and until yesterday had not been in that area in a long time. Thought i would share......
    I did a project on the flood last year and there was a book, I think from the USGS, that had a whole lot of pictures. It was in the CSU library, I'll see if I can't check it back out this week and look through to see if I can't find a picture that fits the description.

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    DanD, thanks for checking! Last name was Dines. Appreciate it!
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