The Great 1906 San Francisco Quake

1906 Earthquake Survivor Rose Cliver

Oldest Known 1906 Quake Survivor Dies At 109

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.

02/20/2012

Ruins after the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fire. Three surviving structures in the Financial District are: at far left, the Kohl Building, in the center the Mills Building, both on Montgomery St., and at right the Merchants' Exchange Building on California Street. (sfmuseum.org)

San Francisco Marks 105th Anniversary of 1906 Earthquake

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.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–04/18/2011

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