Photos: The Great Quake of 1906

Photos: The Great Quake of 1906

Summary: Photographs taken by Jack London show the devastation of the San Francisco earthquake and subsequent fires.

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  • Santa Rosa

    Santa Rosa, which is located in Sonoma County about 50 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge, suffered severe damage during the earthquake. In this photo, townspeople survey collapsed buildings downtown.

  • refugee camp

    One of the refugee camps that accommodated displaced people after the earthquake and subsequent fires. More than 200,000 people were left homeless following the disaster.

  • Jack and Charmian London

    Jack and Charmian London were married not long before the 1906 earthquake. Jack admired Charmian's courage and strength. She rode a horse astride, when few women were riding horses at all, and assisted him as a typist with his writing and correspondence.

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