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SNOHOMISH COUNTY MUDSLIDE

Over decades, building toward disaster

THE SEATTLE TIMES

The decades preceding the deadly slide reflect a shifting landscape with one human constant: Even as warnings mounted, people kept moving in. This interactive tells that story. Aerial photographs, beginning in the 1930s, capture the geographical changes; the hill is scarred by a succession of major slides while the river gets pushed away, only to fight its way back.

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