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Record 133/231
Copyright Marlborough Museum - Marlborough Historical Society Inc
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Collection Heffer
Photographer Smith, W.S.
Description Number 318: Coloured image. Earthquake series. Portsmouth Suare (U.S.A.). Copyrighted 1906 by W.S. Smith. Has information on the back.

The San Francisco earthquake of 1906 was a major earthquake that struck San Francisco and the coast of Northern California at 5:12 a.m. on Wednesday, April 18, 1906. Devastating fires broke out in the city and lasted for several days. As a result of the quake and fires, about 3,000 people died and over 80% of San Francisco was destroyed. The earthquake and resulting fire are remembered as one of the worst natural disasters in the history of the United States alongside the Galveston Hurricane of 1900 and Hurricane Katrina in 2005. The death toll from the earthquake and resulting fire is the greatest loss of life from a natural disaster in California's history [source: Wikipedia online].
Year Range from 1906
Object ID 1989.024.0121
Object Name Stereoview
Title Portsmouth Square
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