1906 Earhtquake

The Great San Francisco Earthquake of 1906

On April 18th, 1906 a massive earthquake destroyed much of San Francisco. The quake and fire which followed killed over 3000 people and injured thousands more. These photos belonged to Vicki’s Grandfather who traveled from his home in San Jose to San Francisco and obtained the photos. He then traveled by train to Los Angeles where he provided some of the first photos to the LA newspapers of the tragedy.