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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, December 28, 1911, Image 12

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MT.. LIZARD HEAD, MAJESTip' COLORADO PEAK, FALLS
' ' UNDER. WEIGHT OF SNOW
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Mt Lizard Head before the crash."
Denver, .Colo., Dec. "28.
(Mount Lizardhead, pne of Colo-'
rado's grandest mountain peaky
isva massLpf ruins. Instead oiSa
majestic peak, towering 14,160
'feet into the clouds, there is now.
a jagged unnamed crag. With a
crash that could be heard 'for
miles, 2,000 feet of the .fop of the
mountain collapsed on the morn
ing of Dec.22 and.millionsof tons
. of rock rolled down the moun
tain side. - v
The summit of the peak was a
jagged spiralt-and itus the thepry.
f eologjsts that ..water fr,om
malting snow, together with, the
added weight of the heavy snows
caused disintegration of the rockt
upon which the crest rested. ,
'The reduced peak was the highV
est jn the '.San Juan country, 23
mile's from Telltfride in-,, the ex
treble southwestern part of-Colo-rado.
Just as some "of our dear prom
inent" women had sent in their:
lists of the Twenty Greatest
Women, with Madam ' Curie at
the head, along comes that di
vorc$ scandal. It's awful!

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