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Wreckage of Government Hill School in Anchorage
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Wreckage of Government Hill School in Anchorage
Wreckage of Government Hill School in Anchorage, as viewed from the playground, looking west. The graben in the foreground is about 12 feet deep. The water tower is undamaged. Photo by W.R. Hansen, 1964.