Saturday, April 18, 2009

103rd Anniversary of the Great Quake of 1906

Today, April 18th, is the anniversary of the Great San Francisco Quake. Back in 1906 at 5:12 a.m., a magnitude 8.5 earthquake struck the city. Incedible fires raged for two days, destroying much of city itself, from the Ferry Building all the way up to Van Ness Ave. Some people said they felt as if "Hell on Earth" had come to pass.

Locals wasted no time. It wasn't long before people banded together and started to rebuild - fast. The term "Phoenix rising from the ashes" is often used to describe San Francisco itself. It is a place full of strong willed, determined, unshakable people, and always has been. I have always been proud to call it home.

To read more about the Quake of 1906 please use the following links:

Virtual San Francisco Museum
U.S. Geological Society
Great Quake Eyewitnesses

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