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The Great Shake: San Francisco 1906
page 15 of 10, Exploratorium

Within a few days, supplies of food and other materials started arriving by train from other cities as the news of San Francisco's tragedy reached the rest of the nation -- and the West Coast's greatest city began the slow process of rebuilding and reconstruction.

Above is a QuickTime panoramic view of San Francisco burning after the 1906 earthquake. Click and drag from side to side to view the city.

If you are having problems viewing the panorama, please see our help pages.


If you'd like to find out more about the 1906 earthquake and fire and its aftermath, we recommend you visit these Web sites:

Museum of the City of San Francisco's extensive earthquake site:

USGS seismological study (technical) of 1906 quake:

UC Berkeley's Seismology Laboratory, Frequently Asked Questions about the 1906 Earthquake:

Bancroft Library's extraordinary (and searchable) photography collection:

Photo credits: All photos are from the author's collection unless otherwise noted.



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