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June 16, 2005

Sailing Sailing...

I'm trying to figure out whether this map from the USGS means I'll end up somewhere deep under San Leandro, swimming with the fishes in the Pacific or will just slide up next to Portland. I'm just a bit West of that line of yellow, blue and red boxes.

I'd tell the story about my grandfather and the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake but for dramatic effect I'm going to wait until something really breaks loose.

April 17, 2006

The 1906 San Francisco Earthquake

Hard to believe 100 years have gone by. My Grandfather witnessed this one just across the Bay in Oakland, but the smoke from the fires in San Francisco (the major cause of damage there) was probably just as visible as the Oakland Hills fire was from San Francisco. Here are a couple of documents from that era. (click on image to see a larger version) The first a notice that Police and troops have been authorized to "KILL" looters:

And the second, one of the panoramas around the area of City Hall.

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