1906 Earthquake: Three Survivors — Ages 106 to 108 — to Lead Commemoration Events Today

It wold be hard for San Francisco to forget the tragic events of April 18, 1906, when a catastrophic earthquake rocked city-dwellers right out of bed at 5:12 a.m. The quake and resulting fires left 3,000 dead, more than 200,000 homeless, and much of city's structures reduced to rubble.

Luckily, we still have three survivors here to remind us of that morning — William Del Monte, George Quilici, and Winnie Hook. This year, the annual commemoration will begin today, and includes a viewing of rare and previously unpublished images of the earthquake and its aftermath, a parade with the survivors, and the annual gathering at a structure downtown known as Lotta's Fountain.

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