The Miseducation of Cameron Post: Rock Creek Campground
In the picture my mother is twelve, her hair a stylish pageboy, her smile wide and toothy, her knees knobby in shorts, and she is surrounded by trees, the sunlight filtered around her just so, lighting her up. I’d known the story of that photo for as long as I’d known that photo. Grandpa Wynton snapped it on August 17, 1959, and in less than twenty-four hours the place where it was taken, Rock Creek Campground, would be torn apart by the worst earthquake in Montana history, and then that place would be flooded by water sloshing over an upriver dam, and it would become Quake Lake. (33)
Emily M. Danforth. The Miseducation of Cameron Post. New York: HarperCollins, 2012.