1906 Earthquake & Fire Remembrance

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1906 Earthquake & Fire Remembrance
Photograph: sfagogo/Flickr 1906 Earthquake & Fire Remembrance

A quirky San Francisco rite of passage, the 1906 Earthquake and Fire Remembrance ceremony is one of those things you’ve gotta do at least once (as well as a great excuse to watch the sun come up). The affair kicks off at Lotta’s Fountain, culminating in a countdown to 5:12 a.m. — the minute the massive tumbler struck the city. Associates from the San Francisco History Association then spearhead a ceremonial repainting of the ‘Golden Fire Hydrant’ at 20th Street and Church, eventually winding up at Lefty O’Douls for a bloody mary breakfast at the perfectly reasonable hour of 6:30 a.m.



By: Ivy McNally


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