Video of 1906 Earthquake

by Christopher Paul on October 6, 2010

San Francisco Earthquake and Fire from Red Channels on Vimeo.

Amazing footage taken after the 1906 Earthquake devastated San Francisco. I didn’t even think there was video of the damage but its there… and the destruction is extensive. You also get to see what the shanty towns and food lines looked like.

It looks awful.

You study the event in school. You learn what aided the spread of the fire. You learn what was done to mitigate the same damage from happening again (although you never can eliminate the risk). But you never stop to think about what it was actually like and when you see it, you can’t believe it every really happened.

San Francisco Earthquake & Fire – Devour via Kottke

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