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The San Francisco Earthquake, 1906

Posted in America, Architecture, Disasters, Famous news stories, Geography, Geology, Historical articles, History, News on Thursday, 19 November 2015

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This dramatic picture is like a scene from a Hollywood disaster movie, and shows the uncontrollable enormity of the many fires which raged for several days after the earthquake struck the city early on April 18, 1906. The desperation and fear in the faces of the two inhabitants pictured convey the human dimension of a disaster which claimed over 3000 lives.

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San Francisco Earthquake, 1906

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