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

Crescent City Tsunami, 1964

Redwood National and State Parks

 
 
Crescent City Tsunami, 1964 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 7, 2006
1. Crescent City Tsunami, 1964 Marker
Inscription. During the evening of March 27, 1964 a massive earthquake shook Alaska’s Kenal 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.
 
Location. 41° 45.174′ N, 124° 11.661′ W. Marker is in Crescent City, California, in Del Norte County. Touch for map. The marker is located on the grounds of the Crescent City Information Center, Redwood National and State Parks. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1111 Second Street, Crescent City CA 95531, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Remembering Billy Boone (approx. ¼ mile away); Dedication to Henry Sause, Jr. (approx. 0.4 miles away); Battery Point Lighthouse (approx. ¾ mile away); Brother Jonathan Cemetery (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Metcalf Grove (approx. 3½ miles away); Simpson-Reed Discovery Trail (approx. 6 miles away); Simpson-Reed Grove (approx. 6 miles away).
 
Categories. Disasters
 
Redwood Trees image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 7, 2006
2. Redwood Trees
Sign at the entrance to the Information Center image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 7, 2006
3. Sign at the entrance to the Information Center
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 28, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 280 times since then and 63 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 28, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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