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The Great Earthquake and Fire of 1906 is an unparalleled disaster in the history of San Francisco. More than 4.5 square miles of San Francisco burned and crumbled into a windswept desert of desolation. We will see this scene from behind the camera, covering before the earthquake through the fire and into the rebuilding of the city. The waterfront in the east to Golden Gate Park in the west and the marina in the north to Mission District in the south will be viewed. City hall and along Market Street through the center of the city will be covered. Stories from survivors and new information, like doctored photographs, will be included. Thirty years of research will be merged to give you an accurate account.
Author Bio: Historian and photographer Richard Hansen has been doing 1906 photographic shows since 1970. He cofounded the website sfmuseum.org, which covers San Francisco history with a focus on the earthquake and fire of 1906, with David Fowler in 1990. The website is also home to the great register covering those who perished in 1906, compiled by Gladys Hansen, city archivist emerita of San Francisco.
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