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San Francisco Earthquake & Fire - 100 Years  
User currently offlineSlamClick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 68
Posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1844 times:

Well it was one hundred years ago today that Ansel Adams' mother dropped him on the sidewalk and broke his nose. The great San Francisco earthquake and fire, April 18, 1906.

"From the Ferries to Van Ness you’re a Godforsaken mess;
But the damndest finest ruins—nothin’ more or nothin’ less."


[Edited 2006-04-18 17:20:40]


Happiness is not seeing another trite Ste. Maarten photo all week long.
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User currently offlineCRJonBeez From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 317 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1832 times:

Wasn't it Mrs. O'Leary's cow who got that one started? If I'm not mistaken, the cow was frollicking about, setting off movement of the tectonic plates. As the city began to rumble, the cow became nervous and kicked over YET ANOTHER lantern!  bouncy 

User currently offlineScarletHarlot From Canada, joined Jul 2003, 4673 posts, RR: 56
Reply 2, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1828 times:

Slam, I am very sorry, but it has to be said.

Please share with us your memories of the SF earthquake. I am sure you have many good ones.  old 



But that was when I ruled the world
User currently offlineSlamClick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 68
Reply 3, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1825 times:

Quoting ScarletHarlot (Reply 2):
Please share with us your memories of the SF earthquake. I am sure you have many good ones.

Not really. I didn't find it all that earth-shaking.



Happiness is not seeing another trite Ste. Maarten photo all week long.
User currently offlineDeltaSFO From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 2488 posts, RR: 22
Reply 4, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1811 times:

We're going to get another big one soon.


It's a new day. Every moment matters. Now, more than ever.
User currently offlineSlamClick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 68
Reply 5, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1804 times:

My apologies to the good people of San Fran Califrisco. I copy/pasted an incorrect version of that old poem. It really goes:

"From the ferries to Van Ness you're a Godforsaken mess
but the damndest finest ruins nothing less"


Someone had added words that did not improve it.

Also, it is ferries and not fairies. That is important.



Happiness is not seeing another trite Ste. Maarten photo all week long.
User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1795 times:

This is a very interesting site. When the next one hits, it's going to be nasty.

http://www.abag.ca.gov/bayarea/eqmaps/



[Edited 2006-04-18 20:58:21]

User currently offlineDeltaSFO From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 2488 posts, RR: 22
Reply 7, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1793 times:

We're totally unprepared. The San Andreas Fault runs right down the Peninsula, where I live. The City and Peninsula will be the most devastated regions of the Bay Area, but the sad reality is that local governments throughout the Bay Area really haven't done what they need to do to get us prepared. The political bullshit between W. Brown and J. Brown--both of whom are total jackasses--and delays on the new east span of the Bay Bridge, as well as Schwarzenegger's big "you didn't vote for me, so f*** you" to Bay Area residents on funding the construction of the span, are just two examples of how politics has come before preparedness. Local politics here makes me absolutely sick.


It's a new day. Every moment matters. Now, more than ever.
User currently offlinePsa53 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3095 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1747 times:

Quoting DeltaSFO (Reply 4):
We're going to get another big one soon.

Last night,the History Channel was pretty darn negative to almost
completely write off San Francisco when the next quake hits.
Although,I agree,that beautiful Bay Area needs to better prepare,I never saw a TV program to frown so hard on a people's city.


Also in the program:
1)In a act of racism,after the 1906 quake,and beginning the rebuilding
process,the politician's tried to prevent the Chinese community from
returning to SF. But the Chinese,in effect,said to hell
with the city,and rebuilt anyway.Bravo!

2),The SF city politicians, suppress the number of
casualty of the 1906 quake.Even today,no one has a
accurate number.



Tuesday's Off! Do not disturb.
User currently offlineAtrude777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5702 posts, RR: 52
Reply 9, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1722 times:

wow been awhile heh.

Quoting ScarletHarlot (Reply 2):
Please share with us your memories of the SF earthquake. I am sure you have many good ones.



Quoting SlamClick (Reply 3):

Not really. I didn't find it all that earth-shaking.

 rotfl 

Too funny guys!!

I live near the New Madrid Fault this oughta be a fun time.

Alex



Good things come to those who wait, better things come to those who go AFTER it!
User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1718 times:

Quoting Atrude777 (Reply 9):
New Madrid Fault

That one's gonna be a hoot when she pops. An 8.3 they say. Hell...I bet I feel that one way up here.



Mark

[Edited 2006-04-20 01:51:55]

User currently offlineAtrude777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5702 posts, RR: 52
Reply 11, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1715 times:

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 10):

That one's gonna be a hoot when she pops. An 8.3 they say. Hell...I bet I feel that one way up here.

Ya im right in the core of it, Southern Illinois!!  banghead 



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