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Remembering Crescent City's 1964 Tsunami

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It's not a happy memory, but it's an important one: a tsunami wiped out downtown Crescent City, California on this date in 1964. 

A huge earthquake in Alaska caused the tsunami. The coordinator of the Del Norte County Museum joins us to talk about the immediate effects of the tsunami, and the long aftermath of the disaster.    

 

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Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and marked his tenth anniversary as the full-time host of the Jefferson Exchange at the end of 2019. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for 35 years, working in both television and radio.