Survivors gather to remember 1906 San Francisco quake
Monday, April 18, 2005
Monday marks the 99th anniversary of the "Great San Francisco Earthquake" of 1906. Survivors are becoming harder to find, but about a half-dozen of them gathered at Lotta's Fountain for a wreath-laying ceremony. Lotta's Fountain was the spot used after the earthquake as a collection point for information about victims, both family and friends.
Organizers of today’s event believe they can bring about 60 survivors to next year's centennial.
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors has agreed to change the original statistics of the quake, an estimate of 478 deaths. In time for the centennial, the officially reported number will be revised to account for the some 3 to 6 thousand people who died.
- Lisa Leff. "As centennial nears, '06 San Francisco quake survivors to gather for anniversary No. 99" — , April 18, 2005
- AP Wire and Staff. "Survivors Gather For Quake Anniversary" — , April 18, 2005
- Dwindling Group Of Survivors Remember Great Quake Fox News Reno
- Video Link to Fox News with Historian Philip Fradkin Fox News
- Video link to Lotta’s Fountain ceremony Fox News