Skip to comments.108th Anniversary of 1906 San Francisco Earthquake
Posted on 04/19/2014 5:44:12 PM PDT by nickcarraway
Crowds gathered early Friday in San Francisco - as they have done every year for 108 years - to remember the great quake of 1906.
Children and grownups gathered at 5 a.m. around Lotta's Fountain to lay a wreath and sound sirens remembering the moment the quake struck.
The gold-painted fountain on Market Street served as a meeting point during the earthquake and its aftermath.
The early 20th century earthquake struck at 5:12 a.m. on April 18, 1906 in San Francisco, leading to a devastating fires that lasted for several days. In the end, about 3,000 people died and more than 80 percent of San Francisco was destroyed. It is remembered as one of the worst natural disasters in the history of the United States.
The quake was the subject of my favorite disaster film, San Francisco.
What the earthquake failed to complete in destroying a once great city has been accomplished by human debris.
if any place needs another cleansing its san fransodom.
108th anniversary of liberals’ first use of a crisis for their own gain...
There are two living survivors of this earthquake; 108 year-old Bill Del Monte and 112 year-old Ruth Newman, both not mobile enough to attend the ceremony.
Then Obama was elected......
Is this also CNN Breaking News?
IIRC the iconic SF house that the army blew up in the film survived the 1906 earthquake in real life but had to be demolished after damage from the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake.
My great-uncle who passed away in the 1990s) was a little boy in SanFran when this quake hit. His father was swallowed whole by a crack in the street when the quake hit — and the family never saw the father/husband again.