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Title: Laborfest: 1906 SF Earthquake & Fire Walk
START DATE: Monday July 16
TIME: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location Details:
Meet at Market Street Plaza benches - bet. 525 and 555 Market St., San Francisco. All buses and trains going on and under Market and Mission Streets to Montgomery Street BART/Muni Metro, and crossing First or Second Streets, Sansome Street, Battery Street, Sutter Street.
Event Type: Teach-In
1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fire Walk
Imagine awakening before dawn on April 18, 1906 to the unthinkable--a massive earthquake has toppled chimneys and buildings, and ripped apart city water pipes. With the fire on your heels, escape from the alleyways south of Market to what should be the safety of Union Square. Learn about the experiences of the people that morning, and the emergency response they received. Hear also about controversial actions by the military in dealing with the fire and the evacuations.
This was a watershed event for San Francisco and the Bay Area, commemorated to this day as it destroyed most of what existed in San Francisco at the time.
See also:
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/regional/nca/1906/18april/index.php
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1906_San_Francisco_earthquake
http://www.laborfest.net/2012/2012schedule.htm



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