One hundred and fourteen years ago on Saturday, a 7.8-magnitude quake changed San Francisco forever—by erasing most of it from the map.
Take a look at what was happening around town on that fateful day in 1906 (plus the occasional gander at the week after) in these historical photos, for a glimpse of just how resilient our forebears were in the face of total devastation.
To see how survivors lived in the days, weeks, and months following the quake, check out our look at earthquake shacks, San Francisco’s original tiny homes. Or for a historic yet chilling look at the city prior to the great 1906 earthquake, these rare photos show San Francisco just days before it struck.
A reminder: If you don’t have your earthquake kit prepared, do it now. Here’s how.Read More