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1906 Earthquake History Walking Tour at Stanford

Stanford University

Our self-guided Earthquake History Walking Tour is one of many activities set to commemorate the historic 1906 earthquake centennial. The tour emphasizes how progress was born out of tragedy while engaging visitors with stories about the early days of Stanford University and its response to unforeseeable destruction.

The selected tour stops focus on a range of issues, including details of structures affected by the earthquake, and stories about students and events. Temporary information plaques will be posted at significant campus locations, such as sites of demolished buildings, buildings that survived the quake, structures that changed in appearance as the result of extensive reconstruction, areas significant to the effects that earthquakes have had on campus life, and buildings that demonstrate modern seismic technology.

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Self-Guided Tour Maps will be distributed at several campus locations, including:
Stanford Visitor Information Services
551 Serra Mall, Memorial Auditorium Lobby
Stanford , CA 94305-5005


History of the 1906 earthquake at Stanford.


General public. Free event.

Volunteer Opportunities



Laura Surma, (650) 725-9189

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