1906 EARTHQUAKE & FIRE

At 5:12 a.m., San Francisco was awoken by violent shaking leading to one of the deadliest natural disasters to ever hit California. 

The earthquake ruptured gas lines and water mains causing the city to burn for three days.

In the first photo, the fires sweep into the city from the waterfront as residents make a mass exodus in the foreground. 

In the second photo, firemen attempt to control the blazes. 

The third photo shows a fire in progress.

The fourth photo, one of Doc’s most famous images of the earthquake, policemen patrol Market Street near The Call building. 

(Photos attributed to Edward “Doc” Rogers)

Tomorrow will include photos from the aftermath.