(STAFF REPORTS/Chewelah Independent)
On May 18, 1974 the US House had just begun formal hearings on impeachment of then-US President Richard Nixon. India carried out its first nuclear test, the Boston Celtics were celebrating another NBA title.
In Chewelah? A catastrophe was about to happen. An earthen dam, located behind Quartzite Mountain east of town, gave way from its task of holding back Horseshoe Lake.
The result as reported by the Chewelah Independent in 1974, was nothing less than a spectacle. More