It’s impossible to get a real sense of what it was like during the 1906 Quake and consequent fires that ravaged the city.
I mean even with all the recent news coverage we’ve seen from Japan, New Zealand, Haiti and other major earthquakes it all sound god awful frightening. But can you imagine such destruction in the early 1900s?
1906 Earthquake and Fire Walking Tour
Monday, April 4th at 10am (and then every first and third Monday of the month at 10am)
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Imagine awakening before dawn on April 18, 1906 to the unthinkable–a massive earthquake has toppled chimneys and buildings, and ripped apart city water pipes. With the fire on your heels, escape from the alleyways south of Market to what should be the safety of Union Square.