Three Survivors — Ages 106-108 — Lead 1906 Earthquake Commemorations

Once a year we San Franciscans take time to remind ourselves of one of the horrors that rocked our city — the catastrophic earthquake and fire on April 18, 1906, that left an estimated 3,000 dead, more than 200,000 homeless, and much of city's structures reduced to rubble.

What follows are events today (Tuesday) and Wednesday that commemorate the quake, the biggest natural disaster to hit California. This year includes viewing rare and previously unpublished images of the earthquake and its aftermath, a parade that includes three survivors of the quake, and the annual gathering at a structure downtown known as Lotta's Fountain.

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