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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 has hosted the Jefferson Exchange on JPR since 2009. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for more than 35 years, working in both television and radio.