Drake: Big Thompson Memorial Service Monday, July 31, 2017, 7:00 PM

Looking west into the narrows after the Big Thompson Flood July 31, 1976

From The Fort Collins Coloradoan (Kevin Duggan):

The annual commemoration of the 1976 Big Thompson Flood is scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday at the site of a flood memorial one mile east of Drake Road on U.S. Highway 34.

The flash flood of July 31, 1976, in the Big Thompson Canyon took 144 lives, making it the worst natural disaster in Colorado’s history.

The memorial service will include speakers, music, announcement of academic scholarships to relatives of flood victims, and light refreshments. Participants should bring a lawn chair for their comfort.

Information: http://www.1976bigthompsonflood.org

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