San Francisco Remembers 1906 Earthquake

By: Ja'Mein Beale - Wed, 18 Apr 2012 08:53:36 -0800

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON)--Wednesday marks the 106th anniversary of the magnitude 7.9 earthquake that caused massive destruction throughout San Francisco in 1906. 
 
At 5:11 a.m. Wednesday morning, two of the four still living survivors of the quake joined dozens of other people at Lotta's Fountain on Market Street to rememember the quake that woke the city in the early morning hours.
 
Mayor Ed Lee was on hand to speak at the ceremony, a day after he joined San Francisco Public Utilities Commission general manager Ed Harrington and San Mateo County Supervisor Adrienne Tissier on the banks of the Lower Crystal Springs Reservoir in San Mateo County to mark a major milestone in securing the region's water supply in the event of a future major earthquake.
 
Meanwhile three of the survivors of the 1906 quake, Bill Del Monte, Winnie Hook and George Quilici were honored Tuesday in a parade that involved a short drive from the Westin St. Francis hotel in Union Square to John's Grill on Ellis Street for the annual survivors dinner.
 
On Wednesday, Lefty O' Doul's will hold its annual 1906 earthquake survivors bloody Mary breakfast that is open to the public. 
 
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