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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
When comparing to the 1906 earthquake, the USGS has figured that Japan’s earthquake is equivalent to 30 of the San Francisco earthquakes.
A film made more than a hundred years ago on Market Street, San Francisco’s main thoroughfare, shows in fascinating detail how people lived and traveled and dressed.