Deadly landslide, 1936

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Posted: Wednesday, February 04, 2004


kers frantically search for survivors after a major landside occurred Nov. 22, 1936, on Franklin Street, killing 15 people. The Alaska Daily Empire reported that most Juneau citizens volunteered to search for survivors, help victims' families or provide meals for the volunteers. The landslide damaged several buildings. "Apartment House, Boarding House, Two Residences Swept Away with Many Occupants ... Fire Breaks Out to Add to Horror," read a subheadline in the Nov. 23 Empire. The landslide also swept away power and telephone lines, knocking out electricity for the entire city. Rescue efforts lasted nearly a week.

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