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Girdwood in Anchorage Borough, Alaska — The American West (Northwest)
 

1964 Earthquake

 
 
1964 Earthquake Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 11, 2009
1. 1964 Earthquake Marker
Inscription. This cabin was part of the original Portage town site. The small coastal towns of Girdwood and Portage located on Turnagain Arm were destroyed in the 1964 earthquake. Girdwood was later relocated a few miles inland, while Portage, which subsided below the high-water level, was abandoned entirely.
 
Location. 60° 49.291′ N, 148° 58.777′ W. Marker is in Girdwood, Alaska, in Anchorage Borough. Marker is on Steward Highway. Click for map. This marker is on the grounds of the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. Marker is in this post office area: Girdwood AK 99587, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Moose Calves (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Prickly World (approx. 0.2 miles away); Our Living National Symbol (approx. 0.2 miles away); Brown Bears of AWCC (approx. 0.2 miles away); Atlantic Salmon-A Threat to the Chugach National Forest? (approx. 4.1 miles away); Coho Salmon Life Cycle (approx. 4.1 miles away).
 
Categories. Disasters
 
1964 Earthquake Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 11, 2009
2. 1964 Earthquake Marker
1964 Earthquake Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 11, 2009
3. 1964 Earthquake Marker
These trees were killed by saltwater when the ground sank 10 feet in the 1964 earthquake.
Sign is located at the entrance to the park. image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 11, 2009
4. Sign is located at the entrance to the park.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 472 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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