Tag: 1906 earthquake
View rare color images on the 108th anniversary, commemorated this morning at Lotta’s Fountain.
They were among few in city that helped provide water supply and kept fires from spreading after temblor.
It might be hard to fathom the devastation caused by the 1906 earthquake and fire in San Francisco. The statistics on the destruction are so overwhelming that they’re almost unbelievable. According to the U.S.G.S.: More than 3,000 people died 225,000 were left homeless 28,000 buildings were destroyed The earthquake caused more than $400 million in […]
(Bay City News) SANTA ROSA — A Novato woman thought to be the oldest of three known remaining survivors of the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake has died at the age of 109. Rose Cliver passed away Saturday in Santa Rosa, according to Lee Houskeeper, publicist for San Francisco restaurant John’s Grill. The restaurant hosts an […]
A unique crowd-sourcing effort is underway in San Francisco to bring century-old city maps to life. So far, about 400 people have helped out the volunteer effort. To see what it’s all about, I took a walk with the guerrilla geographers that dreamed up the project. We start out on the corner of 18th street […]
Update: The U.S. Geological Survey says that little shake we had was a 3.8 magnitude quake, centered on the San Andreas Fault just southeast of Pacifica. If you’re keeping score at home, that epicenter is only about 10 or 12 miles southeast of the epicenter of the 1906 quake. Update: At 2:58 p.m. PDT, we […]
You may have seen Carl Nolte’s piece in the Chronicle on Monday about the Smithsonian Institution’s discovery of six color photographs of San Francisco after the 1906 quake. The photos were taken by pioneering photographer Frederick Ives. Here are four of those photos, posted online today by the Chron: Earthquake-scarred Flood Building Rooftop view along […]