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san francisco history & the James C. Flood collection

The 1906 earthquake has been called the greatest ,the worst ,the strongest and the most deadly natural diaster in american history,on april 18 ,1906 5:12 in the morning a 7.8 earthquake hit sf for 55 seconds this was equal to 100 million tons of dynamite, when the smoke from the fire cleared the city was gone.the death toll is now a hot debate, the offical count is 478 researchers saying it more like 3,000 to 5,000. Living on the edge is a way of life in San Francisco last year the city was reminded of the 100 year anniversary of the great quake.


=====GOLD RUSH=====
On January 24, a carpenter James Marshall found gold in the American River. Marshall was building a sawmill in the Sierra Nevada foothhils for John Augustus Sutter, who left debts and family behind in Switzerland and dreamed of creating a colony call New Helvetia around his fort in present-day Sacramento Ca.

Note: Marshall and Sutter did not profit from gold the 49ers horned in on Marshall mining claim and didn't find much gold beyond the first nugget.He tried writing and public speaking with little sucess,turned to drinking, and died in poverty.Sutter's land was overrun with fortune-hunters squatter,who trampled his crops,stole his lilvestock,and tore down his buildings for lumber.he left california a runied man and died in Washington D.C. after congress refused to pay him peparations for the damage to his property.


=====SILVER RUSH=====
While searching for gold on the Nevada side of the sierras,prospector James Finney and Henry Comstock came upon quantieies of thick,bluish mud that turned out to contain silver.another mining rush, this time to Washoe and the Comstock Lodge near Virginia City Nevada.Unlike the Gold Rush, the Washoe strike wasn't for the average fellow with a pick and shovel.Heavy machinery was neeeded to get the ore out,that required capital: bankers and speculators reaped most of the million produced by the Comstock mines.Finney and Comstock sold their claim early ,for a few thousand dollars. The great mining find was known as the "Big Bonanaza" the "silver king" were James Fair,James Flood,John Mackay and William O'Brien and they were all Irishmen.
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the great highway and the fun house 1920's
the great highway and the fun house 1920's
california streets 1940's
california streets 1940's
cable cars going up the hills
cable cars going up the hills
chinatown portsmouth square 1906 living on the edge is a way of life in SF
chinatown portsmouth square 1906 living on the edge is a way of life in SF
sf waterfront
sf waterfront
new phelan building , now   compusa
new phelan building , now compusa
fishermans warf 1960's
fishermans warf 1960's
powell st cable car turnaround
powell st cable car turnaround
the  historical   barbary coast, next to chinatown
the historical barbary coast, next to chinatown
earthquake damage
earthquake damage
early city picture
early city picture
chinatown the old days
chinatown the old days
fire in the city 1906
fire in the city 1906
old trolley in the streets of sf
old trolley in the streets of sf
temporary police station after the 1906 earthquake
temporary police station after the 1906 earthquake
click on photo then orginal for large panoramic view
click on photo then "orginal" for large panoramic view
click on photo the orginal for large panoramic
click on photo the "orginal" for large panoramic
ruins of San Francisco from St Francis Hotel 1906 click orginal for large panoramic
ruins of San Francisco from St Francis Hotel 1906 click "orginal for large panoramic
San Francisco Harbor
San Francisco Harbor
equake ruins
equake ruins
1906 building howard and 18th
1906 building howard and 18th
wide view
wide view
before the earthquake
before the earthquake
the fires
the fires
beauties at the beach  1922
beauties at the beach 1922
ariel view of the great highway
ariel view of the great highway
cable car mess
cable car mess
the sutro bathhouse  1890's
the sutro bathhouse 1890's
everybody in to the pool !
everybody in to the pool !
unlike coney island playland is now a part of history in san francisco
unlike coney island playland is now a part of history in san francisco
trolley rides  to ocean beach
trolley rides to ocean beach
the fillmore 1907
the fillmore 1907
photo of Marilyn and Joe getting married in SF
photo of Marilyn and Joe getting married in SF
california and sansome
california and sansome
civil defense emblems
civil defense emblems
streets of san francisco
streets of san francisco
laughing  sally
laughing sally
FerryBldg.jpg
FerryBldg.jpg
north beach playground  1956
north beach playground 1956
third and market
third and market
old bread truck used in the bay area
old bread truck used in the bay area
ticket from the golden gate international exposition 1940
ticket from the golden gate international exposition 1940
1939 golden gate international exposition
1939 golden gate international exposition
employee pass golden gate international 1940
employee pass golden gate international 1940
playland tickets 1960's
playland tickets 1960's
a patch from the downtown bowl
a patch from the downtown bowl
the maltese falcon
the maltese falcon
james flood collection boat and bear
james flood collection "boat and bear"
silver baron  sterling  silver
silver baron sterling silver
totally custom sterling item
totally custom sterling item
baron king
baron king
columbus.jpg
columbus.jpg
antique street car
antique street car
nightlights
nightlights
traffic jam the old days
traffic jam the old days
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is parking free?
is parking free?
antique home
antique home
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labor strike at the old Empourim
labor strike at the old Empourim
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clerk strike
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woolworth.jpg
woolworth.jpg
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