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The San Francisco Earthquake and Fire of 1906The San Francisco Earthquake and Fire of 1906
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The San Francisco Earthquake and Fire of 1906 The San Francisco Earthquake and Fire of 1906

The San Francisco Earthquake and Fire of 1906

At approximately 5:12 a.m. on April 18, 1906, a powerful earthquake ripped through the city of San Francisco. Roadways rose and fell like ocean waves. Crumbling walls and chimneys rained glass and bricks onto s… (See Below for Full Description)
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At approximately 5:12 a.m. on April 18, 1906, a powerful earthquake ripped through the city of San Francisco. Roadways rose and fell like ocean waves. Crumbling walls and chimneys rained glass and bricks onto sidewalks and streets, and crowded rooming houses suddenly vanished into heaps of splintered wood. Yet San Francisco's ordeal had only begun. The violent trembling of the ground had hardly stilled when dozens of fires sparked by damaged chimneys and severed gas lines ignited throughout the stricken city. By April 21, the fires were finally brought under control, but the city had lost nearly 30,000 buildings to the earthquake and ensuing blazes, half of its population was homeless, and some 3,000 were dead. Until Hurricane Katrina slammed into the Gulf Coast in 2005, the San Francisco calamity of 1906 was the worst natural disaster in U.S. history.

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ISBN-13 978-0-7910-9650-5
ISBN-10 791096505
eBook ISBN 978-1-4381-1816-1
Bundle Options Individual
Language English
Publisher Infobase Learning
From the Series Great Historic Disasters
Author Louise Chipley Slavicek
Publication Date 9/1/2008
Book's Binding Hardcover
Imprint Chelsea House
Specifications Full-color and black-and-white photographs and illustrations. Sidebars. Chronology and timeline. Bibliography. Further reading. Glossary. Index.
Available Formats Print & eBook

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