New Plaque Commemorates ’64 Earthquake, Tsunami Vicitims

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plaque_full.jpgA new plaque down at the spit honors those who died during the 1964 Good Friday Earthquake and Tsuanmi. In honor of the 50th anniversary of those events, the Kodiak Lions Club donated plaque, which is mounted on a rock from the granite quarry on Afognak Island. During those tragic events more than half a century ago the village of Afognak was decimated and many people lost their lives. The surviving villagers were relocated to what is now known as Port Lions, with the help of the United States government and the village’s namesake, the Lions Club. Brianna Gibbs/Photo

plaque_close_up.jpgThe names of those who died during the ’64 earthquake and tsunami are listed on the new memorial plaque next to the gazebo on the spit. Doc Myers is a past president and current member of Kodiak Lions Club and said records show that 22 people from around the archipelago died during the events, which took place 50 years ago last month. Brianna Gibbs/Photo

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