SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, Fire Damage (1908)

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Map of San Francisco 2 years after the earthquake by Punnet Bros. - 1908
US40 #13 SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA (Fire Damage, 1908)
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Date: 1908
Author: Punnet Bros
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Source: Library of Congress
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This map is part of a series depicting the 40 largest cities in the United States (as ranked by CBSA). This series will run through the month of July.

Here's a map of fire damage -- and reconstruction -- two years after the great earthquake in San Francisco, California [gmap].

Well, even a midwestern hick like me had heard of SF's 1906 earthquake... I guess I didn't know the extent and effect of the subsequent fires.

(Not bragging or nothing, but my hometown's never had any big, cataclysmic fire that I know of. Probably because we're built, almost entirely, from the most beautiful brick in the world, and because we have such placid, even temperaments. Also: no earthquakes. Y'all can keep that bullshit.)

The Big Map Blog has got plenty more bay area maps, if you're interested. SF, or Oakland, or San Jose, you name it. I hope you enjoy them.

For more map resources and imagery from this period in San Francisco's history, check out the California Historical Society's website.



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