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1906 Earthquake

U.S. Navy sailors march down Market St. in San Francisco during a welcome home event in 1919. (Image courtesy British Pathé)

Huge Archive Of Old San Francisco Newsreel Footage Loaded Onto YouTube

LONDON (CBS SF) — A British media firm has uploaded a huge archive of old San Francisco footage and history onto the company’s YouTube channel. The historic San Francisco clips are part of the 85,000 […]

05/01/2014

A crowd gathers at Lotta's Fountain in San Francisco to mark the 108th anniversary of the 1906 Earthquake and Fire on April 18, 2014. (CBS)

Over 100 Gather In SF To Commemorate 1906 Earthquake; 2 Living Survivors Absent

Although no survivors were present, a crowd of about 150 people marked the 108th anniversary of the great San Francisco earthquake and fire of 1906 early Friday morning at Lotta’s fountain on Market Street.

04/18/2014

San Francisco: Living On Borrowed Time?

Remembering The 1906 San Francisco Earthquake On April 18th

Friday marks 108 years since the most devastating disaster in Bay Area history. Sirens wailed at 5 a.m. as a remembrance, but the two remaining survivors were unable to show up this year. Events continue around the city.

04/18/2014

A man photographs the ruins of a building block in front of the remains of City Hall near Market and Seventh Streets after the Great Earthquake in San Francisco, California. The city hall which took 27 years to build at an estimated cost of $6 million, crumbled in less than 30 seconds during the quake. (Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

1906 Earthquake Survivor Marks 108th Birthday, Gets Visit From SFPD Chief

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.

01/24/2014

Winnie Hook celebrates an anniversary of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. (SF Chronicle)

1906 SF Earthquake Survivor Winnie Hook Dies At 107

One of the three remaining known survivors of the 1906 earthquake and fire in San Francisco passed away earlier this week.

06/14/2013

People gathered at Union Square in San Francisco to commemorate the 107th anniversary of the 1906 earthquake and fire, April 18, 2013. (CBS)

Suspicious Package At 1906 SF Quake Commemoration Forces Relocation

A suspicious package near the site of the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake commemoration ceremony on Market St. Thursday morning forced an early-morning gathering of a couple of hundred people to move to Union Square, police said.

04/18/2013

A man photographs the ruins of a building block in front of the remains of City Hall near Market and Seventh Streets after the Great Earthquake in San Francisco, California. The city hall which took 27 years to build at an estimated cost of $6 million, crumbled in less than 30 seconds during the quake. (Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

San Francisco Marks 107 Years Since 1906 Earthquake & Fire

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.

04/18/2013

A man photographs the ruins of a building block in front of the remains of City Hall near Market and Seventh Streets after the Great Earthquake in San Francisco, California. The city hall which took 27 years to build at an estimated cost of $6 million, crumbled in less than 30 seconds during the quake. (Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Construction Crew Unearths Ruins Of Old San Francisco City Hall Building Destroyed In ’06 Quake

Downtown construction crews have unearthed the massive foundations of the old San Francisco City Hall destroyed in the disastrous 1906 earthquake.

09/25/2012

The Dolores Park fire hydrant seen after it’s accidental silver paint job, and later Wednesday following its repainting. (San Francisco Historical Association/Doug Sovern)

Famed Hydrant Painted Wrong Color During 1906 Quake Ceremony

Events marking the 106th anniversary of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire hit a snag overnight when the annual ceremony to gild the hydrant credited with helping save the Mission District was painted the wrong color.

04/18/2012

A survivor from the 1906 San Francisco earthquake participates in the annual painting of a fire hydrant at 20th and Church St. which provided water to fight the fire after the big quake, April 18, 2012. (CBS)

3 Survivors On Hand For 106th Anniversary Of 1906 San Francisco 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.

04/18/2012

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