Aerial photograph of the location of the Nicolet landslide of 1955

On November 12, 1955 at 11:50 a.m., a major landslide carrying 160,000 m3 of earth crashed into Nicolet, splitting the town in two. Part of the bishop's palace, the trade school, a service station and many homes were also swallowed up by the clay. Three people lost their lives in this disaster: a brother of the Christian schools, the cook of the trade school and a baby. In addition to these deaths and several injuries, the landslide caused around $10 million in damage in barely ten minutes.

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Black and white aerial photograph
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