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Near Ouray in Ouray County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

This Marker in Memory of Rev. Marvin Hudson

His Daughters Amelia & Pauline

 
 
This Marker in Memory of Rev. Marvin Hudson Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, July 9, 2021
1. This Marker in Memory of Rev. Marvin Hudson Marker
Inscription.  

Who were swept to their deaths 1,000 feet north of this
marker in the East Riverside Slide Sunday March 3, 1963
while answering the call to Christian duty of his
pastorate in Silverton, Colorado

In Honor
Of the many friends & neighbors who risked their lives
to save them and recover their bodies

A Symbol
Of the Christian faith that unites men in Christian love
in times like these

 
Erected 1963 by The Churches of Silverton, Ouray, Ridgeway and the men, women and children who love these mountains.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionDisasters. A significant historical date for this entry is March 3, 1963.
 
Location. 37° 58.103′ N, 107° 39.558′ W. Marker is near Ouray, Colorado, in Ouray County. Marker is on Million Dollar Highway (U.S. 550) 1˝ miles south of Highway 18, on the right when traveling north. The marker is located on the side of the Highway 550 next to a Highway Memorial. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ouray CO 81427, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this
This Marker in Memory of Rev. Marvin Hudson Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, July 9, 2021
2. This Marker in Memory of Rev. Marvin Hudson Marker
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marker, measured as the crow flies. Larson Brothers Mine (approx. 2.3 miles away); San Juan Travel (approx. 3.4 miles away); Preserving the Past (approx. 3.4 miles away); Untold Stories (approx. 3.4 miles away); Ouray Elks Lodge (approx. 3.7 miles away); Beaumont Restoration (approx. 3.8 miles away); Ute Homeland (approx. 4.1 miles away); The Silverton Railroad (approx. 4.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ouray.
 
Also see . . .  The mountain is usually going to win.
'Rev. Hudson and his daughters were parked in his car below the slide, out of the way. The wind was blowing and it was snowing a little as I made a cut through the slide and backed up to wait until I could see better. The Hudson car went around but stalled and he got out to put on chains. It was hard to see any distance. As soon as I could get better visibility I was going to pull him out. His car had spun out.'

"The slide came down without warning, Janes said. His rotary was so close to it that it was covered with powdered snow and the snow had plastered the windshield. The concussion moved his plow back into Lair’s, which had just pulled up.

"Janes said it was some time before the air cleared and he realized that the Hudson car had disappeared." Source: Ouray County Plaindealer
(Submitted on August 9, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
This Marker in Memory of Rev. Marvin Hudson Marker view from the highway image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, July 9, 2021
3. This Marker in Memory of Rev. Marvin Hudson Marker view from the highway
 
 
Highway memorial for snowplow drivers image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, July 9, 2021
4. Highway memorial for snowplow drivers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 9, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 72 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 9, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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