Images of San Francisco before the 1906 earthquake and fires

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Images of San Francisco before the 1906 earthquake and fires - THE BROOKLYN DAILY EACLE. NEW YORK. WEDNESDAY....
THE BROOKLYN DAILY EACLE. NEW YORK. WEDNESDAY. APRIL 18. 1906. the entire there wide, and street car the traffic is at at Mission is being sources people the streets hospitals. street Studcbakcr Market wrecking the vicinity has gut-ten and Hotel, Inadequate. flames. . were vacated guests are effects. to carry of value. been confined manufacturing who have is safe As mora aro stop the spreading, Francisco of the blocio destroyed. Sanson! Associated as of the said to of the In all out of of life of been destroyed. 1 unless blows can stop wrecked, directions. fire department dynamite in California, practically across it with no Postal within Western Telegraph this will with business will are increasing a st 11 Fire. sixteen-story flames of have not building street it from on the almost, Monadnoek fallen great was sides of tire. vaught Postal following earthquake damage SAN report that a serious fire Is burning at Berkeley, where the state university la located. The report came from Pinola, a station ten miles out of San Francisco, and the nearest point to the latter city which the company had been able to reach up to the time of this dispatch. Berkeley is between Pinola and San Francisco. The Western Union has received a report from Sacramonlo that the Southern Pacific Railway will attempt to get a train into San Francisco starting from Sacramento and taking a round about route to Vallcjo. which Is on the Hay of San Pablo. From that place the passengers will bo taken by boat tj San Francisco. This round about course was made necessary by the reported sinking of a three-nille section of the railroad company's tracks between Suisuan and Eenecia which are on the direct line between Sacramento and San Francisco. The road crosses sonio lowland at the point where Its tracks are reported sunk by the earthquako shock. The location of this reported sinking of the earth Is about thirty miles from San Francisco. , Streets Blockaded With Debris. The damage by the earthquake apparently extends all over the city. The shock occurred at 5:15 this morning and lasted three minutes. The streets are blockaded with debris and buildings are blown up. The residence districts are safe so far as heard from. A telegram from San Francisco to the Western Union Telegraph Company reports that three miles of railroad sank out of sight as a result of the earthquake betwet n Suissun and Benecia, and all wires were taken with It. At Pleasanton there were several cars burned on the main line, blocking the trains. Up to the time of receiving this dispatch the Western Union had been unable to get into communication with San Francisco. Say Reports Are Exaggerated. Salt Lake City, Utah, April 18 Reports received by the Salt Lake office of the Postal Telegraph Company from San Francisco would Indicate that the first reports of the earthquake In Sau Francisco were' exaggerated. Superintendent W. P. Shattk was in communication with the San Francisco office of the Pontal Telegraph Company after tie earthquake. He was informed that It would be necessary for the operating force to vacate the San Francisco offices. This was done, and the operators left the building, but returned within an hour and business was resumed. Sau Kraneinco reported that water mains in Market street had broken. Stilt Lake Is not in communieat Inn with San Franciseo. News Reaches This City. A report readied this city this morning that a severe earthquake wrecked many buildings and caused loss of life in San Francisco early to-day. The shock was felt at 5:13, San Francisco time. Following the wrecking of buildings numerous fires broke out. The Postal Telegraph office was wrecked and communication was lost FRANCISCO BUSINESS CENTER DAMAGED. Looking South From California and Stockton Streets. MARKET STREET, LOCKING SOUTH FROM SPRING VALLEY RESERVOIR HILL "ri This District, Known as the "Mission District," Here Shown, Was the Scene of Great Devastation. sage came through the principal danger was from the fires, a number of which had started, and were making great headway owing to lack of water. Tho Western Union Telegraph office at Fresno says that it is the most severe shock ever known. They have no further details. The Postal Telegraph Company learned that the fire was eattng its way along Market street. The Water mains wore burst by the earthquake so that there are no means at hand for fighting the conflagration. The electric lighting plant of the city has failed and gas mains are disrupted. The damage extends through trie city. The Postal Building was badly wrecked and the operating room Is incapablo of use. A dtsaatrous fire has broken out on the south side of Market street and is now within one block of the Palace Hotel. The water mains have burst and the fire department is practically helpless. The utmost confusion exists. All business is suspended. At this moment there is only one wire out of San Francisco, a Postal wire. The Postal building is badly damaged. The operating room is a wreck. The power of every kind is gone, and there are no lights. The Palace and St. Francis hotels stood the shock. People flocked to the telegraph offices to send messages to friends nnd were frantic because there were no wires. The greatest damage was done to the buildings south of Market street, where mostly they are frame and tenement houses. Fires occurred in every block in that district." ! SHOCK IN OTHER CITIES. Sacramento and Stockton Feel the Earthquake Washington Seismograph SAN FRANCISCO OLD AND NEW- Montgomery North From Pine, Before and After the Horse Car Era. mm . & . r i X f S ' - .-j'3 :-:vJ.....'?.:at mt - --.ttxiJ' ...w ... M ness section have been ruined. The fire started In a dozen different places, and is the pen passed ofT the recording sheet. The instrument at 12 o'clock was stiil under vibration, a aud tine and treated ever, powerful and are bowels, tifst. and which mankind drunk hour, relief. nnd Every at thing 8:26 record was person the news Assistant sence capi-tol, headquarters co-operate all were to get means avail. Island, has and a which be stations lines. station pleted, wireless It on communications station Most city. south as the what is a district, in the streets running which business and The great Its with redwood story redwood. houses working Market The Francisco that another a single important speaking, many are street, damage damage was quarter which What street bay wide, the occurred. new

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  1. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle,
  2. 18 Apr 1906, Wed,
  3. Page 2

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