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Crescent City in Del Norte County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Crescent City Tsunami, 1964

 
 
Crescent City Tsunami Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, October 7, 2006
1. Crescent City Tsunami Marker
Inscription.  During the evening of March 27, 1964 a massive earthquake shook Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula heavily damaging Anchorage, located more than 60 miles away, and sending a tsunami racing across the Pacific Ocean. About four hours later, on March 28, the tsunami hit Crescent City in the early morning hours. Four large waves battered Crescent City over the next several hours, leaving 29 city blocks destroyed and 12 persons dead.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Disasters. A significant historical date for this entry is March 27, 1964.
 
Location. 41° 45.18′ N, 124° 11.642′ W. Marker is in Crescent City, California, in Del Norte County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of 2nd Street and K Street. Located in the courtyard of the Crescent City Information Center of Redwood National and State Parks. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1111 2nd St, Crescent City CA 95531, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Redwood National Park (a few steps from this marker); Tsunamis are Synonymous With Crescent City (within shouting distance of this marker); Tsunami ! (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Tetrapod
Crescent City Tsunami Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Baker, September 16, 2021
2. Crescent City Tsunami Marker
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(about 800 feet away); S.S. Emidio (approx. 0.2 miles away); Remembering Billy Boone (approx. ¼ mile away); Dedication to Henry Sause, Jr. (approx. 0.4 miles away); Battery Point Lighthouse (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Crescent City.
 
More about this marker. An identical marker is located in front of the nearby Crescent City - Del Norte County Visitor Center.
 
Sign at Driveway image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Baker, September 16, 2021
3. Sign at Driveway
Crescent City image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Baker, September 15, 2021
4. Crescent City
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 11, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 28, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 835 times since then and 322 times this year. Last updated on February 21, 2018, by T. Patton of Jefferson, Georgia. Photos:   1. submitted on August 28, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland.   2. submitted on September 16, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.   3, 4. submitted on May 11, 2022, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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Dec. 9, 2022