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.
An early car drives through a eucalyptus grove in the North Cragmont development in the Berkeley hills. Eucalyptus were thought of as a miracle tree: they soaked up the water of damp lots; served an effective wind break; provided a fragrant oil for mineral baths; and were a cash crop for timber. Photo from Richard Schwartz's book 'Berkeley 1900: Daily Life at the Turn of the Century.'