Over 250,000 people lost their homes and more than 3,000 people died in the great quake of 1906. The San Francisco earthquake was the greatest urban natural disaster in the history of the United States until the Bush administration out did themselves with the response to Hurricane Katrina.
Check out www.1906centennial.org for comprehensive information on upcoming events to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the quake.
In addition, I pass on the following walking tours being done by City Guides. (Info courtesy of Blue Heron Custom Tours).
Get Some Exercise and Learn a Little History
City Guides, the folks who do wonderful, free walking tours all around San Francisco, will offer three earthquake related walks throughout the year.
“1906 – It Can’t Happen Here” will be held on the 2nd Monday of each month and April 17 at 10:00 a.m. and the 1st, 3rd, & 5th Sunday of each month at 1:00 p.m.
“1906 – Phoenix Rising” will occur on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month at 1:00 p.m. and the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Saturdays of each month at 1:00 p.m.
“1906 – Are We There Yet?” will take place on the 3rd Friday of each month and April 14 at 1:00 p.m. and the 2nd, 4th, and 5th Saturday of each month and April 1 at 1:00 p.m.
Full descriptions of the walks can be found on City Guide’s website: www.sfcityguides.org.