/>
X

Photos: Remembering the Great Quake

San Franciscans gather downtown to mark the 100th anniversary of the great earthquake of 1906.
By Bill Detwiler, Contributor on
12799.jpg
1 of 4 Bill Detwiler/ZDNET

1949 gas-powered fire engine

San Franciscans gathered Tuesday to mark the 100th anniversary of the great earthquake of 1906. In front of City Hall, fire engines from the County of Los Angeles Fire Museum commemorated the firefighters who worked to save the city.

This 1949 gas-powered fire engine is a self-contained triple combination truck that carried ladders, water and hoses.

12800.jpg
2 of 4 Bill Detwiler/ZDNET

draft horses

In the mid-19th century, firefighters used draft horses to pull steam-powered engines. The first self-propelled fire engine was built in 1841, but didn't become commonplace until much later.

12801.jpg
3 of 4 Bill Detwiler/ZDNET

1899 steam-powered fire engine

An 1899 steam-powered, horse-drawn American Metropolitan fire engine. A separate wagon carrying firemen, hoses and equipment would have accompanied this engine to the scene.

12802.jpg
4 of 4 Bill Detwiler/ZDNET

1907 American Metropolitan

A 1907 American Metropolitan fire engine is on display in front of the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium near San Franisco's City Hall.

Related Galleries

Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6: Electric vehicle extravaganza
img-8825

Related Galleries

Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6: Electric vehicle extravaganza

26 Photos
A weekend with Google's Chrome OS Flex
img-9792-2

Related Galleries

A weekend with Google's Chrome OS Flex

22 Photos
Cybersecurity flaws, customer experiences, smartphone losses, and more: ZDNet's research roundup
shutterstock-1024665187.jpg

Related Galleries

Cybersecurity flaws, customer experiences, smartphone losses, and more: ZDNet's research roundup

8 Photos
Inside a fake $20 '16TB external M.2 SSD'
Full of promises!

Related Galleries

Inside a fake $20 '16TB external M.2 SSD'

8 Photos
Hybrid working, touchscreen MacBook hopes, cybersecurity concerns, and more: ZDNet's tech research roundup
Asian woman working at a desk in front of a computer and calculator

Related Galleries

Hybrid working, touchscreen MacBook hopes, cybersecurity concerns, and more: ZDNet's tech research roundup

8 Photos
Developer trends, zero-day risks, 5G speeds, and more: Tech research roundup
Person seated at a booth in a cafe looks at their phone and laptop.

Related Galleries

Developer trends, zero-day risks, 5G speeds, and more: Tech research roundup

10 Photos
Drive Electric Day: A dizzying array of EVs in sunny Florida
ca3b4019-26c5-4ce0-a844-5aac39e2c34b.jpg

Related Galleries

Drive Electric Day: A dizzying array of EVs in sunny Florida

16 Photos