An astonishing story. Great Alaskan Earthquake Survivor tells a powerful story of a young, teenage girl caught in the JC Penney building in downtown Anchorage during the 1964 earthquake.
“It was the most terrifying day of my life.” Mary
My name is Mary Jane Dougherty and this is my story.
The story of how my brother Norman and I survived the 1964 Alaska earthquake.
When the “Great Alaskan Earthquake” struck, my brother and I were in JC Penny's in downtown Anchorage.
Moments later, we were running for our lives as the JC Penny building was collapsing all around us during one of the strongest earthquakes ever recorded in North America.
This is my story of survival.
Yes, I'm an earthquake survivor, and this is my story of the incredible things I experienced and witnessed during that horrifying Good Friday earthquake.
Photo by Ed Rosek
“The ground was rolling like waves on the ocean and we were breathing in all that choking dust.”
“The noise of the earthquake sounded like the hardest wind imaginable. It was deafening.”
Mary Jane Dougherty, author
Now you can experience the Great Alaskan Earthquake through the eyes of a survivor because I've told my incredible story in this exciting book.
Even writing this e-book was a traumatic experience because what I saw and the terror I experienced on that day, still live on in my memory after all these years.
Are you a survivor
of the Good Friday,
March 27th, 1964 earthquake?
Then we share a common bond
You will relate to, and appreciate what you'll experience
when you read my story.
You can download Mary's story of survival right now.
This is a download that you can read on your laptop or portable device, at home or on the go.
Once you start reading Mary's story, you'll find yourself caught up in the moment. You'll follow her and her brother through Anchorage's JC Penny building and outside where stones rain down as huge concrete slabs crash onto the sidewalk all around you.
You'll experience the rolling earth, howling wind and choking dust that surrounded them as they desperately searched for a safe place.
Great Alaskan Earthquake
If you experienced the earthquake, or just want to know what it was like, Mary's book is a must-read.
There have been many stories told about the 1964 earthquake, but this story, seen through the eyes of a teenage girl as she saw her world of Anchorage being torn apart, is an experience you won't forget.
If you did, where were you when the quake struck?
Do you remember how it felt, how it sounded and what you saw?
Survivors of the 1964 Alaska earthquake still recall those memories. And this book captures the quake from the perspective of a young girl who saw a building collapsing around her.