Jun 19, 1938:
Montana flood causes train wreck
On this day in 1938, a flood in Montana kills 46 people and seriously injures more than 60 when it washes out train tracks.
Custer Creek is a small winding river that runs through 25 miles of the Great Plains on its way to the Yellowstone River. Minor streams like Custer Creek are prone to flash floods because their small capacity can quickly and easily be exceeded during heavy rains.