"The Fate of Nature" - excerpts
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Chenega was destroyed by the 1964 earthquake, rebuilt in the 1980s and then hit by the Exxon Valdez oil spill in 1989. The cultural changes caused by those events affect residents’ lives every day.
In the third of five excepts from “The Fate of Nature” by Charles Wohlforth, the story of Larry and Gail Evanoff continues as they seek to rebuild the village of Chenega, which was destroyed in the great earthquake of 1964.
On the Monday after the Good Friday earthquake, Larry Evanoff received a package of home-baked bread and treats from his mother. Later that day, he was pulled from class and told a tsunami had destroyed his village and killed his parents.
Editor’s note: For the next five days, we’ll be running excerpts from Alaska author Charles Wohlforth’s new book, “The Fate of Nature,” which explores the history, science and people of Prince William Sound. The excerpts tell the story of the village of Chenega...