Monday, April 18, 2016

A Fire Began Of The City 110 Years Ago Today

This is a view of San Francisco 110 years ago today burning as a result of the great earthquake which struck the San Francisco Bay Area at the crack of dawn. The quake and resulting fires destroyed much of the city and killed 3,000-5,000 across the region. The city mostly survived the quake which began under the city and due to directivity, focused much of the quake's energy away from the city north and south down the San Andreas Fault. William Randolph Hearst suggested there wasn't so much a fire in San Francisco than there was a fire of San Francisco and that was accurate. Image in the public domain and photographer is unknown to me.

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