rain buckets. The article I appended below covers some of the same
matters I saw in the video pieces about the dynamite that I mentioned.
I think it was about this time, 2006, the 100th anniversary of The
Quake, that I remember tons of these background stories being produced.
for Ocean Shore Railroad(only 88K to go, though I got most of the
relevant ones) and gathered about 150 articles for my timeline. Their
Search feature is an odd one that is made worse by the computer
recognition system. The same word in different headlines’ titles,
depending on the clarity of the scan, can be “read” as having different
letters or worse(numbers, punctuation). That changes the order the
search feature posts the articles. This really happens badly with the
old faded newspapers, which were only minimally involved with the OSR
search. Enjoy. John
The Great Quake: 1906-2006
The dynamite disaster
Carl Nolte, Chronicle Staff Writer
Thursday, April 13, 2006
To read Carl Nolte’s article, please click here
[I have an “odd” book about the 1906 San Francisco earthquake & fire provocatively titled: “Complete Story of the San Francisco Horror.” The author is Bishop Fallow, and he writes about other natural disasters, including the volcano Vesuvius. There are a few interesting photos, but frankly the captions are more interesting.
Here’s one about the earthquake & dynamite. The photo–I know it’s very tiny–doesn’t really match the caption.
Caption: “Automobiles carrying dynamite. The military authorities requisitioned motor cars and in fact all vehicles that were available, in order to transport dynamite quickly to points where it was most needed. Building on the left is ruins of Masonic Temple.”
The Project Gutenberg EBook of Complete Story of the San Francisco Horror, by
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