Seward, Alaska: Good Friday Earthquake Memorial

In Alaska, a holy day is forever associated with the earthquake disaster of 1964. This simple historical plaque recalls the day the 9.2 Great Alaskan Earthquake, North America's most powerful recorded seismic event, killed 143.

Address:
1301 4th Ave, Seward, AK
Directions:
On the east side of 4th Ave., just north of S. Harbor St., in the plaza next to a big anchor.
Admission:
Free.
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Outdoor granite block is lettered as a memorial to those who died in a 1964 earthquake.

Good Friday Earthquake Memorial

Near the docks is, in combination, a large monument dedicated to "The Good Friday" earthquake disaster of 1964. Part of the display is a large, centuries-old anchor. Near it are several wood carvings (one is a Killer Whale).

[Adam Scott Lankford, 06/09/2008]

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