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Tragic Photographs of Disasters that Occurred Before 1920

from The Huffington Post

106 YEARS LATER: San Francisco Remembers The Great Earthquake Of 1906

Refugee tents after the 1906 San Francisco earthquake that look surprisingly like the refugee round huts at Vinovium that feature in the Crows novel.

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Steampunk author Cato (The Clockwork Dagger) turns to the U.S. in this well-researched and vivid fantasy set in an alternate 1906 San Francisco that's protected from earthquakes by geomancers.

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from SFGate

240 years ago today, Spanish explorers reached San Francisco and founded the modern city

<> The First Unitarian Church, captioned here as "Starr King's church." Thomas Starr King was a well-known orator and Unitarian minister who moved to San Francisco in 1860. Throughout the Civil War, Starr King advocated strongly for California to join the Union.

from Live Science

Album: The Great San Francisco Earthquake

The Great San Francisco Earthquake, 1906

from Live Science

Album: The Great San Francisco Earthquake

Post-Earthquake This full panorama of San Francisco, California, was taken April 18, 1906, within hours of the San Francisco Earthquake.

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The San Francisco earthquake of 1906 was a major earthquake that struck San Francisco, and the coast of Northern California at 5:12 a.m. on Wednesday, April 18, 1906

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