The 1964 Alaska earthquake, magnitude 9.2, began at 5:36 P.M. AST on Good Friday, March 27, 1964. Across south-central Alaska, ground fissures, collapsing buildings, and tsunamis resulting from the earthquake caused about 143 deaths (9 from quake, others from tsunamis). Lasting nearly four minutes, it was the most powerful recorded earthquake in U.S. and North American history. Fourth Avenue in Anchorage, Alaska, looking east from near Barrow Street.
Jiro Dreams of Sushi- An AMAZING documentary about an 85-year-old sushi master who has become a legacy in Tokyo for creating the world's most perfect sushi and is training his son to take over his legacy when he retires. Inspiring story that would be great for a family documentary night!
THE VIRGIN FORESTS OF WEST VIRGINIA. Southern Mountain State forests once contained giant hardwoods—oaks, walnuts and sycamore trees. Due to excessive logging in the 19th century, most of the virgin forests were logged-out and destroyed. — Image from WV and Regional History Collection, WVU Libraries
Douglas A. Blackmon’s book, Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans From the Civil War to World War II, masterfully tells the story still unbeknownst to most about the re-institution of a form of slavery after to Emancipation through the 1940’s.
On Dec. 4, hundreds of veterans will muster at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota. The mission: To stop the Dakota Access Pipeline. “Most civilians who’ve never served in a uniform are gutless worms who’ve never been in a fight in their life,” Wes Clark Jr. declares. “So if we don’t stop it, …