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    • Clean-up.

    • Clean-up.

    • Title taken from back of photo.
      "Clean-up beginning in the Turnagain area Anchorage Ak., following the Alaska Earthquake 3/31/64". Six men work around a house that is slanted on the sunken land.

    • UAF-1972-153-163
    • Six tons of donated toys.

    • Six tons of donated toys.

    • Title taken from back of photo.
      "HQ [Headquarters] AAC [Alaskan Air Command] -- TOYS ARE LOADED -- The first 2,000 pounds of some six tons of toys donated by the Greater Seattle Merchants and residents are loaded aboard an Air Force vehicle at...

    • UAF-1972-153-80
    • Temporary dining hall.

    • Temporary dining hall.

    • Title taken from note with photo.
      . "HQ [Headquarters] AAC [Alaskan Air Command] -- TEMPORARY DINING HALL -- Army personnel rushed the assembly of a 'Jamesway' hut just outside USAF Hospital Elmendorf, the day after the Good Friday earthquake,...

    • UAF-1972-153-61a
    • Downtown Anchorage.

    • Downtown Anchorage.

    • Title taken from note with photo.
      "Downtown Anchorage 6th ave., following the Alaska Earthquake 3/27/64". Shows the front of a partly-collapsed five-story building. Stores next to it are stores labeled "Singer" and "Craig's".

    • UAF-1972-153-78
    • Welcome mat.

    • Welcome mat.

    • Title taken from note with photo.
      "Destroyed homes in the Turnagain area Anchorage Ak., following the Alaska Earthquake 3/28/64." A displaced welcome mat is seen among the rubble.

    • UAF-1972-153-142
    • Destroyed home.

    • Destroyed home.

    • Title taken from note with photo.
      "Destroyed home in the Turnagain area Anchorage Ak., following the Alaska Earthquake 3/28/64". A house sits level over a fissure in the earth, but much of its foundation has fallen in. An apparent outbuilding...

    • UAF-1972-153-160
    • Damaged area.

    • Damaged area.

    • Title taken from note with photo.
      "Damaged Turnagain area Anchorage Ak., following the Alaska Earthquake 3/28/64". A small home on uneven ground. On the outside of the home is spraypainted "ALL OK HERE".

    • UAF-1972-153-206
    • Destroyed home.

    • Destroyed home.

    • Title taken from notes with photo.
      "Destroyed home in the Turnagain area Anchorage Ak., following the Alaska Earthquake 3/27/64". A sunken, cracked house sits on the uneven ground. Another slanting house is in the background.

    • UAF-1972-153-132
    • Destroyed homes.

    • Destroyed homes.

    • Title taken from notes with photo.
      "Destroyed home in the Turnagain area Anchorage Ak., following the Alaska Earthquake 3/27/64". A house on stilts sits on the precipice where the ground has sunken away.

    • UAF-1972-153-133
    • Valdez, AK.

    • Valdez, AK.

    • Title taken from note with photo.
      "Valdez Ak., following the Alaska Earthquake 3/27/64". Picture shows a damaged building with the wall torn from it and propped up with lumber as men work on it. Across the street are buildings labeled "Valdez...

    • UAF-1972-153-271
    • Coffee time.

    • Coffee time.

    • Title taken from note with photo.
      "Coffee time and round table discussion is being held by these enlisted men of the 'Helping Hand' detachment from Wainwright at Valdez during the aftermath of the quake. (U.S. Army Photo)".

    • UAF-1972-153-304
    • Guardsman.

    • Guardsman.

    • Title taken from note with photo.
      "Turnagain area Anchorage following the Alaskan Earthquake 27 March 1964." An Alaska Army National Guardsman straddles a crack in the earth. In the background, slanting trees and houses stand on the shifted...

    • UAF-1972-153-2
    • Damages.

    • Damages.

    • Title taken from note with photo.
      "Turnagain area Anchorage following the Alaska Earthquake 27 March 1964". Picture shows heaved-up ground with homes in the background. A man is standing next to a Volkswagen Beetle on sunken earth in the...

    • UAF-1972-153-4
    • Fourth Avenue, Anchorage.

    • Fourth Avenue, Anchorage.

    • Title taken from note with photo.
      "Fourth Avenue Anchorage, Alaska following the Alaska Earthquake 27 March 1964". A GI stands on a downtown Anchorage street with part of the road caved in next to the D & D Bar, Kolosky's Store for Men, and...

    • UAF-1972-153-10

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