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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  • 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.

  • San Francisco

    The earthquake that shook San Francisco on April 18, 1906, is considered one of the worst natural disasters to affect a major city in the U.S. More than 80 percent of the city was destroyed by the tremors and subsequent fires.

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