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San Francisco in Ruins

San Francisco in Ruins: "THE YEAR was 1906, and the citizens of San Francisco must have found it a wildly incongruous sight--grown men at child's play in the midst of tragedy. Less than three weeks before, the earth had shaken and the city had burned. The disaster began with an earthquake in the early morning of Wednesday, April 18, and when the fires were extinguished three days later, at least two hundred thousand San Francisco residents were homeless. Yet on the afternoon of May 5, a small group of men was flying kites near Folsom and Sixth streets."

An article about the remarkable aerial photography of the devastated city of San Francisco in 1906. Four of these photos are shown in the article although much reduced from their original size. Truly Lawrence was a pioneer!
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