Map of Events
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Calendar of Events
Stay abreast of the activities being planned to commemorate the 1906 Earthquake Centennial using our online calendar of events.
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Saltwater pumped by a fire engine is used in an attempt to stop the fire behind the Lincoln Grammar School at 5th and Market, now the site of Nordstrom Department Store. Mounted Army cavalry are lined up along Market Street to keep the crowds back. Photo from The Museum of the City of San Francisco.
April 18, 2006 marked the 100th anniversary of the San Francisco earthquake and fire, a seminal event in the scientific study of earthquakes as well as in the cultural and social history of California. The 1906 Earthquake Centennial Alliance was formed to help coordinate and promote efforts and activities between organizations throughout Northern California planning to commemorate the earthquake. The 100th anniversary provided a unique opportunity to:
- increase public awareness of seismic hazard and promote earthquake preparedness and mitigation.
- explore the ways in which this major natural disaster affected the personal lives, culture, economy and development of Northern California.