THREE BOYS ARE KILLED IN SNOW SLIDE YESTERDAY
Rainy Butte Has Another Tragedy, when Youths are Buried Under Snow.
JULIUS HILLESTAD, aged 11.
EDWARD HILLESTAD, aged 10.
WILLIAM HILLESTAD, aged 12.
The injured: Elmer Lee, aged 14.
Julius Hillestad was the son of J. E. Hillestad, and the other Hillestad boys were his cousins, the sons of Andrew Hillestad.
Tons of snow buried the bodies of the three little victims, and it was five hours before the last dead body was discovered.
The Lee boy suffered hours' exposure to the elements while held fast in the snow. This boy had succeeded in working his hands up through the snow and formed an air hole. It was his own father who effected his rescue.
The survivor has been unable to give any connected account of the snow slide, except that they were all coasting down the hill when overtaken by a great bank of snow, which moved down the hill toward them.
This is the second big tragedy this district has seen in the last few months, it only being a short time since six school children were burned to death near here.
Grand Forks Daily Herald, 2/9/1915