July 26, 2009

We visited the Valdez Museum which has a nice display arranged in a timeline starting with the earliest settlement to the present. We watched a film about the construction of the Alyeska Pipeline and one on the 1964 earthquake. The museum annex a few blocks away has a scaled diorama of old Valdez (before the earthquake). We watched another film about the earthquake that was narrated by survivors. There was footage filmed during the earthquake from a ship in harbor and footage the next morning. The destruction was amazing to see. It rained all night last night and was raining and misty all day today. The temperature the past week has not gotten above the low 60’s - we are getting anxious for a nice warm sunny day.

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