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1906 Earthquake Centennial Alliance

Activities & Events

Hygienic Catastrophy Avered & Ned's Snapshots

Marin History Museum, Moya Library/Ross Historical Society

Lt Col George Henry Torney, as commander of the Presidio General Hospital, on April 20, 1906, was assigned the position of "Chief Santitary Officer" for the city of San Francisco. His efforts to prevent the outbreak of contagious diseases, provide safe food facilities, medical care and properly prepared sanitary facilities will be explored. Lt Col Torney's son "Ned" took 75 photos starting on April 18th, showing damaged buildings, raging fires, homeless citizens and Refugee Camps. Part of the collection will be shown.

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Friday, April 7, 2006 at 11 am


Marin Art & Garden Center, Livermore Pavilion
30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd
Ross, CA 94957


Under publicized aspect of the aftermath of the quake & fire is explored, and unseen views of the event are shown.


General public.

Volunteer Opportunities



Richard Torney, (415) 453-5090

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