1906 San Francisco Earthquake
[Text] The Fall of San Francisco

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Author: Charles B. Sedgwick “This goodness and self-sacrifice came natural to some, but even the selfish, the sordid and the greedy became transformed that day–and, indeed, throughout that trying period–and truly humanity reigned. It was beautiful to behold…” My point of view is the matter-of-fact, and if in the following … Continue reading

1906 San Francisco Earthquake
[Text] Mark Twain’s Emotional Reaction to the 1906 Earthquake

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21 Fifth Avenue April 30. Dear Robert: I keep thinking about that picture – I cannot get it out of my mind. I think – no, I know – that it is the most moving, the most eloquent, the most profoundly pathetic picture I have ever seen. It wrings the … Continue reading