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Tom Fowler remembers the 1964 earthquake

Thursday, March 27, is the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Good Friday Earthquake, the largest ever recorded in North America. Ketchikan is home to a few people who experienced the magnitude 9.2 temblor first-hand, including Tom Fowler. He was only 4 years old when it hit, but he remembers the event, and even what he was reading at the time. He sat down with KRBD’s Leila Kheiry to reminisce. Here’s a portion of their conversation.

That was Ketchikan’s Tom Fowler, talking with KRBD’s Leila Kheiry about his memories from the 1964 Good Friday Earthquake.

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