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1906 SF Earthquake Brought Out the Best in the City

posted Apr 14, 2015, 4:39 PM by Steve Taffee
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The smoke was still clearing on April 22, 1906, the city was under martial law, and mothers continued to wander San Francisco’s streets looking for lost sons and daughters.

Some manhole covers were reportedly so hot from the post-quake fires, they still could not be removed safely.

And yet, just four days after the greatest disaster in the history of San Francisco, a defiant humanity emerged that was every bit as inspiring as the original moment was tragic.