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108th Anniversary of 1906 San Francisco Earthquake
NBC Bay Area ^ | Friday, Apr 18, 2014 | Lisa Fernandez

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.


TOPICS: History; Local News
KEYWORDS: california; earthquake; earthquakes; sanfrancisco

1 posted on 04/19/2014 5:44:12 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

The quake was the subject of my favorite disaster film, San Francisco.


2 posted on 04/19/2014 5:50:52 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: nickcarraway

What the earthquake failed to complete in destroying a once great city has been accomplished by human debris.


3 posted on 04/19/2014 5:51:21 PM PDT by doug from upland (Obama and the leftists - destroying our country one day at a time)
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To: nickcarraway

if any place needs another cleansing its san fransodom.


4 posted on 04/19/2014 6:02:50 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: nickcarraway

108th anniversary of liberals’ first use of a crisis for their own gain...

http://bonesinsurance.blogspot.com/2009/03/1906-san-francisco-earthquake-biggest.html


5 posted on 04/19/2014 6:10:11 PM PDT by logi_cal869
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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.


6 posted on 04/19/2014 7:42:41 PM PDT by ReaganÜberAlles (Remember, you can't spell "progressive" without "SS".)
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To: nickcarraway
It is remembered as one of the worst natural disasters in the history of the United States.

Then Obama was elected......

7 posted on 04/19/2014 8:19:55 PM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: nickcarraway

Is this also CNN Breaking News?


8 posted on 04/19/2014 8:37:12 PM PDT by Edward Teach
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To: Fiji Hill

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.


9 posted on 04/19/2014 8:47:42 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: nickcarraway

Thanks.


10 posted on 04/19/2014 9:33:37 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: nickcarraway

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.


11 posted on 04/20/2014 6:27:03 PM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD (A Realistically Really Real Housewife)
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