San Francisco Earthquake & Fire: April 18, 1906
EARTHQUAKE & FIRE
April 18, 1906
The first scenes that met the eye on landing.
There were ruins on every hand.
Every fireman worked to save the residential districts—and here ruins burned unchecked.
Walls were ordered razed by the authorities
St Patrick's Church,
At meal times, when there was food to be had, troubles were banished. The street served as both kitchen and diningroom.
Market and Powell Streets that memorable April of 1906.
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Soldiers guarded the banks. They shot, to kill, at looters.
Man's faithful friend, the horse, worked tirelessly. There was no water, except what was brought to him by ferryboat.
Odd looking "automobiles" were still a luxury, and Old Dobbin was supreme.
First refugees were in too much haste, even to take their effects.
Women wore their Easter bonnets. Chinamen wore their queus.
Looking down Market Street. The first trolley.
First ferryboats to land at Oakland, were loaded to capacity, with refugees.
Refugees at Oakland
San Franciscans have claimed that this is how Oakland got her start—but they're wrong.
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