At 12:28 am, August 17, 1959, a severe earthquake was felt throughout Montana lasting about 30 seconds. The epicenter of the quake was in the Madison Canyon near Yellowstone National Park. The earthquake caused a landslide, shifting an entire mountainside across a valley, and blocking the flow of the Madison River, creating a new lake that would be named Quake Lake. There were 27 deaths due to the earthquake.

Butte felt the effects as well. The tremors caused the City Hall pendulum clock to stop, a chimney toppled, cracks appeared in the walls of buildings, and windows shattered.

Directions: Download the packet below. Review the newspaper article and answer the question sheet, then complete the word search.