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1906 Earthquake & Fire Commemoration at the Gold Hydrant "100 Years After"

San Francisco Fire Department, SFFD Historical Society

On April 19th, 1906, this hydrant, now known as THE LITTLE GIANT, was found to have water. A hose lead was made, and the water supply from this hydrant has been credited with stopping the conflagration from advancing any further into the Mission district.

Chief of the San Francisco Fire Department, Joanne Hayes-White will begin the annual hydrant painting. Everyone present will be invited to join in and paint this famous hydrant. Other activities include civic ceremonies and a special horse drawn steam engine presentation. The SFFD Historical Society has presented this event for the last 35 years.

Note: The start time of this event coincides with the Lotta’s Fountain ceremonies. As the SFFD is involved in both events, should the fountain ceremonies extend longer than planned, the Gold Hydrant painting ceremony will begin later than the scheduled 7 am.

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When

April 18, 2006 at 7 am

Note: The start time of this event coincides with the Lotta’s Fountain ceremonies. As the SFFD is involved in both events, should the fountain ceremonies extend longer than planned, the Gold Hydrant painting ceremony will begin later than the scheduled 7 am.

Where

The Gold Hydrant
20th & Church Streets
San Francisco, CA 94114

Relevance

The event celebrates an actual 1906 event. This hydrant was one of the few hydrants that had water after the 1906 Earthquake, 100 years ago.

Audience

General public. Free event.

Contact

Bill Koenig, (650) 343-4901

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