The Teton Dam Flood

The Teton Dam Flood (HM1L38)

Location: Rexburg, ID 83440 Madison County
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Country: United States of America
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N 43° 49.642', W 111° 47.042'

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The collapse of the Teton River Dam on June 5, 1976 unloosed a savage flood which caused $500,000,000 in damage, took eleven lives, and made thousands homeless in Wilford, Sugar City, Rexburg, Salem, Hibbard, Firth, Blackfoot, and Roberts.
But this tragedy was turned into triumph by the victims' own faith and courage and by of outpouring of aid by many volunteers from Idaho and nearby states, effectively coordinated by local leaders and generously supported by Ricks College, L.D.S. and other churches, Red Cross, National Guard, and the Government agencies.
Their combined efforts to rebuild the stricken areas reflect the highest ideals of American citizenship and the indomitable spirit of the Western pioneers

Placed May 19,1980
HM NumberHM1L38
Series This marker is part of the Sons of the American Revolution series
Year Placed1980
Placed BySons of the American Revolution
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, June 15th, 2015 at 10:02am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)12T E 436958 N 4852997
Decimal Degrees43.82736667, -111.78403333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 49.642', W 111° 47.042'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 49' 38.52" N, 111° 47' 2.52" W
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Area Code(s)208
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 51 N Center St, Rexburg ID 83440, US
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