Monday, April 17, 2006

A day to remember

One hundred years ago tomorrow. That's when it hit. April 18, 1906.

It was very early in the morning when the fault let loose. The earthquake that resulted wasn't the most violent in American history. Not even close. Compared to the 1964 quake in Anchorage, it was a lightweight.

It was, however, one of the most devastating natural disasters in American history. The city would rebuild, and the people--those who survived--would go on. But it was a horrible calamity at the time. The earthquake was followed by a fire that burned much of the city to the ground.


Sangroncito said...

I posted a photo on my blog today of a sign in a window I saw this morning while walking here in San Francisco: "we survived 1906".

dbv said...

great pics... i survived the 1989 quake... dbv

epicurist said...

Those are phenomenal pictures. i love the history of our lives. How fascinating to see it in pictures as well!