Stacey Kimble

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Stacey Kimble

Category Documentaries
Language English (North American)
Voice Age Middle Aged (35-54)
Description Documentary for the USDA Forest Service Hebgen Lake Visitor Center
Transcript Note: Transcripts are automatically transcribed and may contain errors.
from its source and Yellowstone National Park. The Madison River winds through southwestern Montana until it meets up with the Gallatin and Jefferson Rivers to form the Missouri. Just outside the park, the Madison flows through a majestic landscape with tall peaks and trout filled waters. It appears peaceful and inviting, and indeed it has been the destination of millions of vacationers. But just before midnight on August 17th 1959 1 of nature's most terrifying forces was unleashed in this narrow canyon. An earthquake measuring 7.5 on the Richter scale jolted the ground. At the time, it was the fourth strongest quake ever recorded in the United States.