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U.S. History Topics » States & Regions » California

Before and After the Great Earthquake and Fire, 1897-1916

provides 26 films of San Francisco from before and after the Great Earthquake and Fire. The earthquake struck on April 18, 1906, along the San Andreas Fault, damaging most central California cities and killing more than 3,000 people. These films show Market Street, Chinatown, a parade, San Francisco viewed from a balloon, and vast devastation from the 8.3 magnitude earthquake and 3-day fire. (Library of Congress)

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President Roosevelt reviewed the school children of San Francisco from 10:00am to 10:30am on Wednesday, May 13, 1903.

Theodore Roosevelt in San Francisco, 1903

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