Title:
Overview of Landslide on Riverside Avenue
Town:
Burlington
County:
Chittenden
State:
Vermont
Date:
1955-12-08
Description:
This is a view of the landslide that bisected Riverside Avenue in Burlington. The landslide occurred in the fine-grain glacial marine and glacial lake sediments that underlie gravel here. Other similar images show the down dropped block on which the garage sits. Rumor has it that a leaking drainpipe from the city landfill triggered the slide. It appears to be winter, as the trees have no leaves. Note the cement pipe sitting on the road and the barricades to prevent cars from coming close to the slide. Winooski is in the distance. The image is from Special Collections, from the James Detore Photograph Collection, and is dated December 8, 1955. The sleeve title says "Riverside Ave. Washout, Thomas Martello, House and Garage, Taken for American Fidelity." The originals are 4 x 5 negatives.
Filename:
LS01781_000.jpg
Size:
1431 x 1099 pixels; 966405 bytes
Original Filename:
riverslide1 copy.jpg
GPS Location:
UTM Zone T 18, 4927628 E, 0643358 N
Datum: NAD83
Keywords:
Animals; Automobiles; Buildings; Clay; Conifers; Culture; Deciduous; Dogs; Dwellings; Earth Materials; Electric lines--Poles and towers; Erosion; Forests and Plants; Garages; Geology; Hills; Human Constructs; Lake sediments; Landforms; Landslides; Living Things; Living things; Mass-wasting; Men; Nature; People; Plant communities; Roads; Sediments (Geology); Soil erosion; Streets; Surface Processes; Transportation; Trees; Excavation
Source:
Special Collections, Bailey/Howe Library, University of Vermont
Photographer:
James Detore
Submitted By:
Paul Bierman
Submitted On:
2004-03-15
Original Media:
Photograph
Times viewed:
1503
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