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A history of the earthquake and fire in San Francisco

an account of the disaster of April 18, 1906 and its immediate results

by Frank W. Aitken

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Published by The E. Hilton Co. in San Francisco .
Written in English

    Places:
  • San Francisco Earthquake, Calif., 1906.
    • Subjects:
    • San Francisco Earthquake, Calif., 1906

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby Frank W. Aitken and Edward Hilton.
      ContributionsHilton, Edward, joint author.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsF869.S3 A3
      The Physical Object
      Pagination5 p. l., 285 p.
      Number of Pages285
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL6979180M
      LC Control Number07000422
      OCLC/WorldCa1135426

      The great earthquake broke loose some 20 to 25 seconds later, with an epicenter near San Francisco. Violent shocks punctuated the strong shaking which lasted some 45 to 60 seconds. The earthquake was felt from southern Oregon to south of Los Angeles and inland as far as central Nevada.   Originally published in , this book tells the flamboyant story of Abe Ruef and San Francisco’s infamous era of the year , San Francisco was rocked by two calamitous earthquakes. Nature herself was responsible for one; a man named Brand: th.

      The massive earthquake that shook San Francisco to its core in the early hours of Ap , ignited a howling blaze that threatened total destruction of the city. Action intended to save the city may have added to the chaos, injuries, deaths and : Historynet Staff. “At o’clock A.M. of this 18th day of April San Francisco and vicinity was visited with a most violent earthquake shock.” The clerk of the U.S. District Court of San Francisco wrote these words in the court minute book, explaining why court was adjourned that day.

      The San Francisco Earthquake and Fire: A Brief History of the Disaster ; a Presentation of Facts and Resulting Phenomena, with Special Reference to the Efficiency of Building Materials, Lessons of the Disaster: Author: Abraham Lincoln Artman Himmelwright: Contributor: Roebling Construction Company: Publisher: Roebling Construction Company, The history of the city of San Francisco, California, and its development as a center of maritime trade, were shaped by its location at the entrance to a large natural Francisco is the name of both the city and the county; the two share the same boundaries. Only lightly settled by European-Americans at first, after becoming the base for the gold rush of , the city .


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A history of the earthquake and fire in San Francisco by Frank W. Aitken Download PDF EPUB FB2

On the morning of Apan earthquake measuring on the Richter scale ripped through sleeping San Francisco. At the Palace Hotel, opera star Enrico Caruso fled, half dressed, into the street; John Barrymore searched through the chaos for a bar where he could get a whiskey; orphans screamed for parents crushed to death in their beds/5.

The San Francisco Earthquake and Fire of & the Bay Area Earthquake: The History of California's Two Deadliest Earthquakes by Charles River Editors | out of 5 stars 8.

When San Francisco Burned: A Photographic Memoir of the Great San Francisco Earthquake and Fire of [Gist, Doug] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Early one spring morning, disaster struck San Francisco, and a young man grabbed his camera and started documenting the destruction and death surrounding him.

Fearlessly going to the center of the 5/5(6). A History of the Earthquake and Fire in San Francisco: An Account of the Disaster of Ap and its Immediate Results. Aitken, Frank W. and Edward Hilton. Published by The Edward Hilton Co. Eddy St. San Francisco, The Great Earthquake and Firestorms of How San Francisco Nearly Destroyed Itself.

by Philip L. Fradkin; University of California Press, After the Ruins and Rephotographing the San Francisco Earthquake and Fire. by Mark Klett with Michael Lundgren; Essays by Philip L. Fradkin and Rebecca Solnit University of California. Early in the morning of Wednesday, Apthe San Francisco area was shaken by a massive earthquake.

Over the course of the next four days, fires spread through large swaths of the city, started by broken gas lines, fallen electrical wiring, and damaged chimneys. A writer buys a cigar at am at the start of the earthquake, and takes notes for a book as he follows the fire over four days.

The Story of the Great Disaster San Francisco's Earthquake and Fire By W. Zeigler. 10 x 7 Softcover Pages - Illustrations-- Based upon a first person account A History of the Earthquake and Fire in San Francisco: An Account of the Disaster of Ap and Its Immediate Results Frank W.

Aitken, Edward Hilton E. Hilton Company, - Earthquakes - pages. Author Dennis Smith is a firefighting historian who here examines the fires which devastated San Francisco as much as the earthquake.

At first one may wonder at the need for yet another history - but the firefighter focus is special, allowing for a narrowed focus on how the fire spread, the heroism of the San Francisco firemen, and the efforts of ordinary 5/5(4).

Carl Nolte, in the San Francisco Chronicle (Ap ). Today is the 98th anniversary of the earthquake and fire that destroyed San Francisco, a time to tell old stories about what writer. The San Francisco Earthquake was an extremely interesting and informative book.

The information in this work went far beyond anything I had previously read or learned in United State history classes.

The detail is astounding, and the eye witness accounts of the disaster made me want to read more/5. The three titles-The San Francisco Calamity by Earthquake and Fire and San Francisco's Great Disaster and San Francisco's Horror of Earthquake and Fire, were issued inin the disaster's immediate aftermath, by three separate publishers including two in Philadelphia, P.W.

Ziegler Co. and Globe Bible Publishing Co. The Great Earthquake and Fire of was an unparalleled catastrophe in the history of San Francisco. More than square miles of the city burned and crumbled into a windswept desert of desolation. This book is filled with remarkable images, from before the earthquake through the blaze and into the rebuilding.

Resources for Researching the San Francisco Earthquake and Fire California History Room Searching the book catalog Online at Subject headings: o San Francisco (Calif.) – Earthquake and fire, o Earthquakes – California – San Francisco o Earthquakes – California – San Francisco Bay Area.

At on the morning of Apa mild foreshock shook San Francisco. Twenty-five seconds later, the Great Earthquake, lasting almost a minute, devastated the City. In San Francisco, this historic event is more often referred to as the Great Fire.

Within the first hours, 52 fires spread across the City. San Francisco Earthquake, En Español. On the morning of Apa massive earthquake shook San Francisco, California. Though the quake lasted less than a minute, its immediate impact was disastrous.

The earthquake also ignited several fires around the city that burned for three days and destroyed nearly city blocks. San Francisco and Vicinity The Story of the Great Disaster by Wilbur Gleason Zeigler is one of the many picture books compiled after the massive earthquake and fire that leveled much of San Francisco in The subtitle of the book is Told By Pen and Picture.

The San Francisco mint building was constructed shortly after what was called the big earthquake of and was built against damage by future seismic disturbances, and it is a pleasure to report that, with the exception of a few hundred dollars’ damage to the chimneys of the building, the earthquake did not leave its mark otherwise on the.

A history of the earthquake and fire in San Francisco; an account of the disaster of Ap and its immediate results by Aitken, Frank W; Hilton, Edward, joint author. The earthquake and resulting fire are remembered as the worst natural disaster in the history of the United States alongside the Galveston Hurricane of The death toll from the earthquake and resulting fire, estimated to be above 3, is the greatest loss of life from a natural disaster in California's history.

A History of the Earthquake and Fire in San Francisco | This scarce antiquarian book is included in our special Legacy Reprint Series. In the interest of creating a more extensive selection of rare historical book reprints, we have chosen to reproduce this title even though it may possibly have occasional imperfections such as missing and blurred pages, missing text, poor pictures.

The San Francisco earthquake and subsequent fires killed an estimated 3, people and left over half of the city's population homeless.

Around city blocks w buildings were destroyed during this devastating natural : Jennifer Rosenberg. San Francisco. Earthquake and Fire. Centennial Book. Facing Disaster, tells the story of the San Francisco Earthquake and Fire through images reproduced from actual century-old postcards in a handsome page postcard images show scenes before and after the destruction of San Francisco, and its rebuilding, as well as the .