Remembering The 1906 San Francisco Earthquake On April 18th
SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Friday marks 108 years since the most devastating disaster in Bay Area history. Sirens wailed at 5:11 a.m. during the remembrance at Lotta’s Fountain at Geary, Kearny and Market streets, but the two remaining survivors now 108 and 112 years old were unable to show up this year. Events continue around the city.
Below are select stories about the quake, the survivors, and the rebirth of San Francisco through the years.
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San Francisco’s fire chief made a special lunch stop in Greenbrae Friday to visit one of the two known 1906 San Francisco earthquake survivors after he turned 108 years old earlier this week.
One of the three remaining known survivors of the 1906 earthquake and fire in San Francisco passed away earlier this week.
One of the last three known remaining survivors of the catastrophic 1906 earthquake in San Francisco attended a special dinner Wednesday on the eve of the 107th anniversary of the disaster.
Downtown construction crews have unearthed the massive foundations of the old San Francisco City Hall destroyed in the disastrous 1906 earthquake.
Three of the four known survivors of the quake were in attendance at the annual ceremony to commemorate the 106th anniversary of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire.
Family and friends gathered in downtown San Francisco Monday to mourn the passing and celebrate the life of Rose Cliver, one of the last remaining survivors of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake.
This city became a refuge following San Francisco’s darkest day. Keith asked this Good Question: How did Oakland help San Francisco after the 1906 Earthquake and Fire?
There are only three known survivors left from the devastating quake and ensuing fire that killed thousands. And only one of them – Bill DelMonte, who was just a few months old at the time – was able to make this year’s ceremony.