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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    This photograph, taken from a tethered balloon five weeks after the great earthquake of April 18, 1906, shows the devastation brought on the city of San Francisco by the quake and subsequent fire. The view is looking over Nob Hill toward the business district and the distant Mission.

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    This picture, taken near Bolinas in Marin County by G.K. Gilbert, shows a fence that was offset about 8.5 feet along the trace of the fault.

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    The impact of the earthquake caused a train at Point Reyes Station at Tomales Bay to lurch first one way, then the other, then threw the whole train on its side.

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