Dozens of residents gathered at the home of Lyn and Bill Sharp on Tuesday, Oct. 2, to share memories of the 1978 Bluebird Canyon landslide that destroyed 24 homes and displaced 47 families.
The landslide, which began at 5:55 a.m. on Oct. 2, 1978, lasted about 40 minutes and caused an estimated $10 million in damage to private and public property. But it also resulted in the banding together of neighbors, city leaders and community members, who joined forces to help many of the affected residents rebuild.
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