Earthquake on the Madison

April 16, 2013 By: Erin Block

High above the famed trout river, the Madison Range experienced a powerful earthquake on August 17, 1959, sending 80 million tons of dolomite crashing down through Forest Service campgrounds in into the Madison River. The dramatic landscape it left continues to fascinate visitors and readers as well.  Molly K. Holz’s offers this recent feature in Montana: The Magazine of Western History.