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Precita Park Earthquake Centennial Celebration and Family Picnic

Bernal Heights Preservation

Gather in Precita Park, which was home to a refugee camp and thousands of earthquake shacks immediately after the 1906 quake and fire. Bernal Heights Preservation is building two "ghost shacks" to the exact specifications of the original earthquake shacks. We'll also show historical photographs, original shack timber, and various other 1906-related memorabilia.

All the family is invited to a picnic in the park. Dress in historical costume and join in the fun! We'll have a raffle, with 1906-themed prizes, and refreshments (or you can bring your own).

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When

Saturday, April 29, 2006 at 12 noon

Where

Precita Park in Bernal Heights
Precita Street (between Folsom & Alabama Streets)
San Francisco, CA 94110

Relevance

Precita Park was used as a refugee camp after the 1906 quake and fire, and Bernal Heights saw a population boom immediately after the quake as people moved there to its safer bedrock. More than 600 homes were built or moved there in the year immediately following the earthquake.

Audience

General public. Free event.

Contact

Vicky Walker, (415) 285-8978

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