Flood of 1939 Cabo San Lucas

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Flood of 1939 Cabo San Lucas

Photo courtesy Maria Faustina Wilkes Ritchie

September 15, 1939. The previous night a great gust of water fell through the mountains that opened the course of the Salto de San Nicolás stream, destroying the town of Cabo San Lucas, not only destroyed the town but also drowned 5 people, in this house a mass offered by Father Daniel Zabala had been officiated, the neighbors gathered, praying for the ranches and for them, since it had been raining for several days, the great consternation was that 3 “snakes” of water loaded into the sea, through the town. Wilkes Family House Ceseña my grandparents, are the people. Mr. Ezequiel Araiza mail chauffeur that car was tied to an acasia tree, my father, Paco WILKES Ceseña, THE FATHER AND THE BELLA TĪA CHAYO AND TORRAS people. Current location  is near  Arre Mango, dowtown Cabo San Lucas.

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15 de Septiembre 1939. La noche anterior cayó por la sierra una gran tromba que abriø el cauce del arroyo del Salto de San Nicolás arrasando el poblado de Cabo San Lucas, no solo destruyø el pueblo sino que también se ahogaron 5 personas, en esta casa se había oficiado una misa ofrecida por el padre Daniel Zabala,se reunieron los vecinos orando por las rancherías y por ellos ya que tenía lloviendo en forma pertináz varios días la consternación tan grande es que 3″culebras” de agua cargaron en el mar pasando a través del pueblo. Casa de la Familia Wilkes Ceseña mis abuelos, son las personas el Sr Ezequiel Araiza chofer del correo ese carro fué atado a un arbol de acasia, mi papæ Paco WILKES, EL PADRE Y LA BELLA TĪA CHAYO Y Torras personas. Ubicaciøn actual por Arre mango.

Photo courtesy Maria Faustina Wilkes Ritchie

Hurricane of 1939 Cabo San Lucas

Hurricane of 1939 Cabo San Lucas, El Ciclon de 1939

 

Major hurricane of 1939 caused much damage to Cabo San  Lucas.

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Source: www.youtube.com/watch?v=wh7CqL1qNiU

Museo de Cabo San Lucas – YouTube cannel
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Land’s End Cabo Scripps Expedition 1939

The Cape – The Gray Friars, Cabo San Lucas at sunrise.
Gulf of California Expedition aboard the R/V E.W. Scripps, 1939

The Cape - The Gray Friars, Cabo San Lucas at sunrise. Gulf of California Expedition aboard the R/V E.W. Scripps, 1939
The Cape – The Gray Friars, Cabo San Lucas at sunrise. Gulf of California Expedition aboard the R/V E.W. Scripps, 1939

Creator  •   Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Creation Date     •    1939
Location Of Originals
This digital image is a surrogate of an item from the Roger Randall Dougan Revelle Papers, 1928-1979
National Science Digital Library – Scripps Institution of Oceanography Explorer
http://library.ucsd.edu/dc/object/bb3243394x