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1906 Earthquake Centennial Alliance

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The 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fire: Hygienic Catastrophe Averted

Marin County Free Library

Presented by Richard G. Torney, a great-grandson of George Henry Torney on the centenary of the 1906 Earthquake.

This talk also includes recently discovered photographs of the disaster taken by by Ned Torney, Lt. Col. Torney's son.


Thursday, April 20, 2006 from 12 noon – 1 pm.


Room 328, Board of Supervisor’s Planning Chambers
Marin County Civic Center
3501 Civic Center Dr
San Rafael, CA 94903


The experiences of San Francisco's Chief Sanitary Officer, Lt. Col. George Henry Torney, in charge when the 1906 Earthquake struck.


General public. Free event.


Laurie Thompson, (415) 499-3661

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