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Albany Area Exhibit on Effects of 1906 Earthquake

Albany Fire Department, City of Albany

Historian Richard Schwartz shows in rare photos and accompanying text how the now commercial and residential areas around Solono Avenue looked around the time of the 1906 earthquake- open ranchlands- and how the earthquake brought so many impromptu refugee camps.

Schwartz shows the land, the camps, and the early city of Oceanview, which was founded because of the 1906 earthquake, but soon changed its name to Albany. Text accompanies the exhibit.

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February 15 - June 30, 2006


City of Albany Community Kiosk
Solono Avenue and Curtis Street, Northwest corner
In front of the Sunny Side Cafe
1499 Solano Ave
Albany, CA 94706


The historic and rare photos and text show what the area looked like before and after the earthquake and tells the story of the refugees who could not stand the organized camps who fled on their own the ranchlands of the area around Solono Avenue.


general public of all ages


Albany and the 1906 Earthquake

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