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San Francisco Commemorates
Earthquake and Fire of 1906

San Franciscans including 104 year-old earthquake survivor Herbert Hamrol, Mayor Gavin Newsom, Fire Chief Joanne Hayes White and Police Chief Heather Fong, and up to 500 devotees marked the 101st anniversary of the Earthquake and Fire that nearly destroyed the City in 1906. A ceremonial wreath was placed on Lotta's Fountain, where locals gather annually to remember the disaster, honor the dead, and to celebrate the City's resilience. Fire horns soun ded the anniversary at 5:12 a.m.

MisterSF.com's Coverage of the 101st Anniversary of the Earthquake and Fire
01: Wreath
02: Early arrival
03: Herbert Hamrol arrives
04: Herb Hamrol
05: Herb Hamrol
06: Herb Hamrol
07: Donna Huggins
08: Gavin sip
09: Meet the press
10: Jennifer Seibel
11: Hugs
12: Fire Chief Joanne Hayes White
13: Police Chief Heather Fong
14: Checking the clock
15: Mayor and Chiefs
16: Mayor Gavin Newsom
17: The Crowd
18: Mayor Gavin Newsom
19: Chuck and Donna Huggins
20: Gavin cap
21: Herb Hamrol & the Mayor
22: Hooray for the SFFD
23. Herb Hamrol & the Mayor
24: Herb Hamrol & the Mayor
25: Diehards
26: Herb and Hank
27: Survivor
28: Survivor

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