40th Anniversary of 1971 San Fernando Valley Earthquake

9 02 2011

Freeway Overpass on Interstate 5

Today is the 40th Anniversary of the February 9, 1971 San Fernando Valley Earthquake in southern California where I grew up.  I was almost 11 years old at the time and the oldest of 5 daughters aged 10, 8, 6, 4 & 2. We lived on a quiet cul-de-sac at 16960 Del Rio Place, in Granada Hills, California. We were within walking distance to our grade school and our back yard backed up to Balboa Boulevard, a busy 4 lane that went through Granada Hills.

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