Yellowstone Association and Earthquake Lake Visitor Center, on the Hebgen Lake R.D. Custer Gallatin National Forest invite you to purchase a book, get it signed and explore the new trails and renovated interpretive facilities surrounding Earthquake Lake Geologic Area this Labor Day Weekend. Earthquake Survivor Anita Painter Thon will be signing her new book, Shaken in the Night, Saturday August 30 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
In 1959, Anita was a 12-year-old girl, curious to see Yellowstone National Park on a summer family vacation. “At 11:37 p.m. August 17 the Painter family and other nearby vacationers are shaken in the night by a 7.5 magnitude earthquake that sends eighty million tons of earth sliding down the mountain toward them.” ~ Excerpt, Shaken in the Night. This massive earthquake triggered a landslide forever changing the lives and the landscape. Today 45,000 people visit Earthquake Lake Visitor Center annually to learn more and explore.
Earthquake Lake Visitor Center is located at the west end of Earthquake Lake, 27 miles northwest of West Yellowstone, 99 miles southwest of Bozeman on Hwy 287. For more information on the Visitor Center call 406-682-7620. The Visitor Center is open daily throughout the summer, from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. through Sept. 14, 2014.