Public Domain / Via AP In this 1906 photo, the severe damage of an earthquake in San Francisco is shown throughout the city. The earthquake spurred a devastating firestorm that claimed the lives of about people and destroyed about of San Francisco.
San Francisco Earthquake 1989 ~ World Series was being played. Earthquake stopped the game but many people credit it with saving lives because traffic was lighter with people at the game and at home watching on TV.
San-Francisco -fire-Sacramento Street, Looking Down Sacramento Street; this photo was taken on April It is the most famous photograph of the devastation caused by the great fire and earthquake. It was taken by Arnold Genthe on a borrowed camera.