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San Francisco earthquake and fire,1906. Over 225,000 of the city’s 400,000 residents were homeless. Fires destroyed about 28,000 buildings and 500 blocks – ¼ of San Francisco.

1906 / Market Street after the earthquake / San Francisco

Description English: San Francisco harbor (Yerba Buena Cove), 1850 or 1851, with Yerba Buena Island in the background.

San Francisco's crookedest street, Lombard, being graded in 1922 [Photo: SAN FRANCISCO HISTORY CENTER, SAN FRANCISCO PUBLIC LIBRARY]

San Francisco, c. 1905. Amazing to think this is what it looked like to my grandpa when he rode his bike around town as a kid before the big quake...wow!

Antique portable shower, San Francisco Plantation

1906 San Francisco fires. A crowd gathers to watch.

Mary Ellen Pleasant She came to San Francisco during the Gold Rush and through remarkable business savvy, amassed a fortune. In 1866, Pleasant led a battle for the right of African Americans to ride San Francisco streetcars which made it all the way to the California Supreme Court. She won.

The Great Earthquake and Fire of 1906 in San Francisco, CA. Shows the hospital near the Union Ferry building. You can see smoke from the city in the background.

U.S. Avis and Effie Hotchkiss (1915) a mother and daughter team who rode from New York to California to attend the San Francisco World’s Fair and made themselves the first female riders to cross the United States.

Cockney sharp shooters? by lovedaylemon, via Flickr