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The Greatest Disaster in
America's History is

-- San Francisco's 1906 --
Earthquake & Fire


 


This is the Story of 
the 1906
Earthquake & Fire
that Destroyed
Four Square Miles
of San Francisco

From the Men
who were there.

This is a century old story -- The great city lay upon the steep hills of its peninsula, covering the rolling landscape like a warm blanket. Seen from a distance at night, it was a bright and shining star, surrounded by the dark bay and the sea. The City was ripe for change, and change would come soon enough, without warning.


The San Francisco 1906 Burned Area

On Wednesday, April 18th, dawn had not yet fully lit the streets although some lamps were already going out. The first shudder of the earthquake at 5:12 am was something no living person had ever experienced.

Was the city hall a playground of graft and corruption?

Did the fire storms incinerate people in the streets?

Had the dynamiting really save buildings from fires?

The answers come in this first book and the following three reproductions:

Two Weeks in San Francisco -- NEW BOOK

This story comes from letters written by Al Cook to his fiancée Mabel Moody. Al lived in the city and stayed there to help his Mother and Sister, rescue other families, and guard the warehouse where he worked. The unpublished photography comes from three private glass plate collections.


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Surviving earthquake, fire, and dynamite to care for his mother and sister,
a young man returns home
each night to write to his fiancé.

Two Weeks in
San Francisco
The Story of the 1906 Earthquake and Fire
By Douglas Westfall &
Henry C. Koerper

8.5 x 11 Softcover
190 Pages - 250 Illustrations
-- Based upon a first person account --
Unreleased Drawings & Maps
100 Unpublished Photos from 1906
ISBN: 978-1891030-75-8
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The Story of the Great Disaster -- REPRODUCTION

The story from Wilber Zeigler who was standing on Market Street when the earthquake hit. One hundred photographs, including wide panoramas, illustrate this book which has been restored from over a century ago. This publication includes photos of the surrounding area after the disaster.



 


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A writer buys a cigar at 5:00am at the start of the 1906 earthquake, and takes notes for a book as he follows the fire over four days.


 

The Story of the
Great Disaster
San Francisco's 1906 Earthquake and Fire
By W. G. Zeigler

10 x 7 Softcover
104 Pages - 100 Illustrations
-- Based upon a first person account --
Photographs, Panoramas from 1906
Reproduction Issue
ISBN: 978-1891030-63-5
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Recollections of the Fire -- REPRODUCTION

Taken from a 1927 memoir of James Byrne, it was printed in three issues of the Argonaut, during late 1926. From his escape at the Palace Hotel, to the rescue of his Mother’s jewelry, his story is filled with detail and pathos. An excellent story for the entire family, it is delightfully illustrated.

 


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Surviving San Francsico's 1906 earthquake in the Palace Hotel, a wealthy man spends his time trying to save his mother's jewelry.

Recollections of
the Fire

San Francisco's 1906 Earthquake and Fire
By James W. Byrne

5½ x 8½ Softcover
54 Pages - 20 Drawings
-- Based upon a first person account --
Reproduction Issue
Illustrated by Junius Cravens
ISBN: 978-1891030-61-1
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San Francisco Is No More -- REPRODUCTION

Coming from Antoine Borel Jr., a 27 year old banker, he describes the demolition of his bank by dynamite and the loss of the mansions on Nob Hill. Letters discovered in the 1960s, then published in a small volume, were arranged to present the material as a first person account.

 


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Removing his family first from the 1906 earthquake, a young banker returns the fire to save his bank and the investor's money.

San Francisco
Is No More
San Francisco's 1906 Earthquake and Fire
By Ronald G. Fick

5½ x 8½ Softcover
54 Pages - 20 Illustrations
-- Based upon a first person account --
Annotated
Reproduction Issue
ISBN: 978-1891030-62-8
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First Person Accounts on
American History with
Hundreds of Unpublished Photographs

San Francisco Earthquake Book
 

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