|Death: ||Dec., 1890|
One Instantly Killed by a Snowslide and the Other Mortally Injured.
Bridgeport, Cal., December 17 (via Hawthorne, Nev., December 18)
William Robson and Jacob Weaver were found near their mine - the Clifton - one dead and the other dying...Weaver was found alive, buried under the broken timbers and debris of the cabin in which they lived...When he was released, the rescue party started with him to town, but he died before they reached the foot of the mountain. Robson's mangled body was found about fifteen hundred feet down the mountain side, below the cabin, where it had been carried by the avalanche of snow and rocks. Both men were buried at Lundy to-day.
(Daily Alta California, 12/19/1890)
On the 15th of December, 1890, the body of William Robson was found on the side of the mountain, at Lundy, Mono County, California, having been carried fifteen hundred feet by an avalanche. His partner, Jacob Weaver, was rescued from the wreck of their cabin, where he had been pinned by the debris for about seven days. He conversed with his friends, but died before reaching the foot of the mountain.
[The remainder is a poem written about this incident. It ends with:]
Side by side, they sleep at last;
Still partners as of old;
'Mid Summer's calm and Winter's blast,
No more they toil for gold.
(Bridgeport Chronicle-Union, 2/7/1891)
Created by: Sue
Record added: Jan 04, 2012
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