Del Norte Triplicate Readers

Real story of steer that survived flood of 1964

Regarding my Feb. 12 Coastal Voices piece, I would like to make a correction to the headline, "The real story about tsunami-swept steer."

The steer did not survive the tsunami of 1964, but did survive the flood that happened in December of 1964. Both were equally devastating, but he did live in Klamath, which was completely destroyed by the flood.

Larry Bush,Tillamook, Ore.

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