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1906 Earthquake & Fire Commemoration at Lotta's Fountain

Taren Sarpienza, organizer - SF Lotta's Fountain, 1906 Earthquake & Fire Commemoration, San Francisco Rising, San Francisco Stories

The memorial at Lotta's Fountain, originally organized by the South of Market Boys club, has been a San Francisco tradition for more than 85 years. Each year a small group of survivors are honored at the fountain, where a wreath is laid at the moment the earthquake struck, shortly after 5 a.m.

The oldest surviving monument in San Francisco, Lotta’s fountain was donated by singer/dancer Charlotte Mignon Lotta Crabtree in 1875. After the earthquake in 1906, the fountain, which was one of the few remaining structures on Market Street, became a central meeting place for San Franciscans.


April 18, 2006 from 4:30 - 5:30 am

For more information, contact San Francisco Rising at (415) 554-5257 or visit www.SFrising.org.


Lotta's Fountain
Market & Kearny Streets
San Francisco


A traditional 1906 earthquake and fire commemoration ceremony, happening annually for more than 85 years.


General public


San Francisco Rising, (415) 554-5257

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