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The San Francisco Earthquake Newspaper is a reprint from April, 19 1906, giving a unique view of devastating event that happened just the day before. It shows the enormous impact the earthquake made on the 9th-largest city in the U.S. and the largest city on the West Coast. The most accepted estimate for the magnitude of the earthquake is 7.9 on the Richter scale. The death toll from the earthquake and resulting fire is estimated above 3,000 and between 227,000 and 300,000 people were left homeless out of a population of 410,000. The greatest loss from a natural disaster in California, it is remembered as one of the worst natural disasters in U.S. history.
The San Francisco Earthquake Newspaper illustrates the destruction of about 80 % of the city by the earthquake and raging fires. San Francisco was. This was the first enormous natural disaster documented by photography and motion picture. The San Francisco Earthquake Newspaper brings the recent disaster of Hurricane Katrina back in mind.
It makes a great gift for any earthquake or history buff!
This is a full sized newspaper- dimensions are 22.8" x 16.9".