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The progress of the fire in San Francisco April 18th-21st, 1906

Lawrence Joseph Kennedy

The progress of the fire in San Francisco April 18th-21st, 1906

as shown by an analysis of original documents

by Lawrence Joseph Kennedy

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Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Earthquakes -- California -- San Francisco.,
  • Fires -- California -- San Francisco.,
  • San Francisco (Calif.) -- Earthquake and fire, 1906.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Lawrence J. Kennedy.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination26 leaves ;
    Number of Pages26
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22922081M

    Captain Coleman described the complicated and hazardous work of the dynamiting party: "The charges often had to be laid in buildings already on fire; the dynamite had to be carried by hand through showers of sparks; the wires constantly shortened by repeated explosions, could be replaced only by climbing poles in the burning district and cutting down street wires. Dynamiting of buildings was resorted to in order to confine the fire, but the flames were no sooner subdued in one place before they broke out in another. The main shock epicenter occurred offshore about 2 miles 3 km from the city, near Mussel Rock. Often the explosions set the ruins on fire or helped spread it.

    The turning point in the fire finally arrives at 5 am the next morning. Dynamiting of buildings was resorted to in order to confine the fire, but the flames were no sooner subdued in one place before they broke out in another. All that we could find were three pies which did not go a long way with fourteen people. It is considered the "first free-standing building in the West built for jazz performance and education. It is not until three months after the earthquake that bubonic plague is publicly acknowledged. A woman was trying to push a sewing machine over the rough pavements with one hand, and with the other her little boy's velocipede.

    The Department consists of men manning eight fire stations which cover the entire city with the exception of the Chinatown ghetto. Newspapers at the time described Golden Gate Park, the Presidio, the Panhandle and the beaches between Ingleside and North Beach as being covered with makeshift tents. Edward F. To show the tremendous power of the draft, great pieces of sheet iron roofing ten feet square were torn loose after being nearly burned free from the wooden roof and whirled upward into the air, out of sight like leaves in an autumn gale.


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The progress of the fire in San Francisco April 18th-21st, 1906 book

Army's Role The city's interim fire chief the original one was killed when the earthquake first struck sent an urgent request to the Presidio, an Army post on the edge of the stricken city, for dynamite. A fireline is set up on Market Street. On this we piled fourteen dress suitcases, various bundles, and all the blankets in the house, as well as a frying pan and dishes.

Disaster! The Great San Francisco Earthquake and Fire of 1906

The old California Hotel, in Bush street, was badly shaken. Looking south along Dolores Street after the devastating quake and fire, viewed from today's Mint Hill above Market. An estimated ten thousand people died in the disaster.

Betweenandpeople were left homeless out of a population of about ,; half of the people who evacuated fled across the bay to Oakland and Berkeley. The region along Seventeenth, Eighteenth and Nineteenth streets from Dolores down to Potrero avenue, was badly shattered, as was also the neighborhood bounded by Mission, Seventh, Harrison and Fourth streets.

No doubt there was considerable truth in these statements. Thompson and I made frequent trips down Larkin Street in an endeavor to gauge the progress of the fire toward our house.

And it's good we didn't buy that house. Then my valet succeeds in getting a man with a cart, who says he will take us to the Oakland Ferry for a certain sum, and we The progress of the fire in San Francisco April 18th-21st to his terms.

Thompson decided the matter. The remains of the Phelan Building were dynamited on April 20, Morrow, appointed John S. Nearly all the lodging-houses south of Market street met the same fate. Leaking gas was the catalyst for fires that quickly spread throughout the city and the lack of water made fire fighting a challenge.

Arnold Genthe's famous photograph, looking toward the fire on Sacramento Street Major earthquake struck San Francisco, California, and the coast of Northern California on Wednesday, April 18 at am.

Water still came from the faucets in our house, and as we still had a faint hope that the fire might not reach us, I proposed that we fill the bathtub with water while we could, to guard against a famine of that useful article.

That is, it was moving in two directions at right angles and was already half a mile in length. Though the strategy was risky, the Committee had few other options and eventually agreed to demolish some buildings in order to save others. The old buildings south of Market and east of Seventh burned like so many boxes of matches, and the people fled before the ravaging elements to the nearest place of safety.

And they tell me to come to a house that is still standing; but I say houses are not safe, nothing is safe but the open square, and I prefer to remain in a place where there is no fear of being buried by falling buildings. People seem almost apathetic, due to a delayed state of shock. Edward F.

It does not appear that the holdings were absorbed into the Bancroft Collection, or UC Library system, as no reference to key portions of the documents can be found at the University of California.

There are mounting reports of the excesses of the troops, including rape, indecent assault and grievous bodily harm.San Francisco earthquake and fire, April 18,Library of Congress This silent film in four parts documents the damage sustained by San Francisco and its famous landmarks.

Recorded in the days after the disaster, the film shows San Franciscans at work. Shows the aftermath of the San Francisco earthquake of April 18,and the devastation resulting from the subsequent three-day fire.

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