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Charles E. Leithead account of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire
Leithead, Charles E
Leithead, Charles E
Date Created and/or Issued
1906 May 2
Publication Information
CaliforniaHistoricalSociety, North Baker Research Library, 678 Mission Street,San Francisco, CA 94105-4014;
Contributing Institution
California Historical Society
1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fire Digital Collection: Selections from the California Historical Society
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Firsthand account attributed to Leithead as experienced in San Francisco, from the day of the earthquake (Wed., Apr. 18) until the following Saturday.
Describes damage to buildings, particularly to Leithead's place of employment in the Rialto building, the dynamiting of buildings to halt the spread of fire, and conditions under martial law.
Describes living conditions for refugees, the poor state of communications, and Leithead's avoidance of being impressed for work.
MS 3487
Disaster relief--California--San Francisco
Earthquakes--California--San Francisco--Personal narratives
Fires--California--San Francisco--Personal narratives
Martial law--California--San Francisco
San Francisco Earthquake, Calif., 1906--Personal narratives

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