Alaska 2016 travel blog

Valdez - View from Bear Paw RV Campground

Valdez - View from other side of campground

Valdez - Artwork at Ferry landing (Alaska Marine Hwy)

Valdez - View of Mtns at ferry landing


Today is our last day in Valdez, we spent it visiting the museums in town and just resting up for our next move (and of course checking out the local ice cream vendor). We visited 2 museums, both very nice and informative. The entire town of Valdez was destroyed by an earthquake on March 27th, 1964 (good Friday); The town was rebuilt on more solid ground 3 years later, and about 3 miles away from the original site. Then in March of 1989, the Exxon Valdez oil tanker ran aground and spilled millions of gallons of oil into the Prince William Sound, basically destroying the fishing industry and wildlife. It has come back some, people say it's totally back, but others say only about 80%, we didn't know it before, so nothing to compare.



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