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Anchorage, Alaska — 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.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Disasters. A significant historical year for this entry is 1964.
 
Location. 60° 49.291′ N, 148° 58.777′ W. Marker is in Anchorage, Alaska. Marker is on Steward Highway. This marker is on the grounds of the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 43640 Seward Hwy, Girdwood AK 99587, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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).
 
1964 Earthquake Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 11, 2009
2. 1964 Earthquake Marker
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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 was last revised on September 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 11, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 631 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 11, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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