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"An Awful Calamity!" The South Bay and the 1906 Earthquake

San Jose Public Library, The Sourisseau Academy

This exhibit will tell the story of what happened in Santa Clara County during and after the 1906 earthquake using photos, letters, telegrams, newspaper articles and other documents.

The effects of the 1906 earthquake in Santa Clara County are usually overshadowed by the devastation in San Francisco. Santa Clara County also experienced its share of fire, ruined buildings, chaos, and loss of life. Few people know that over 100 patients and staff died when buildings at the Agenews Mental Hospital collapsed because of the 1906 earthquake.

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April 17 - May 30, 2006
Exhibit hours:
Mon - Fri: 11 am - 6 pm
Sat: 1 pm - 6 pm


Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library
Special Collections Lobby, 5th Floor
150 E. San Fernando St.
San Jose, CA 95112


The exhibit will inform people what happened locally as a result of the 1906 earthquake.


General public. Free event.


Bob Johnson, (408) 808-2136

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