Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Observing a Centennial in San Francisco

On this date 100 years ago, at 5:13 a.m., a major earthquake hit the city of San Francisco.

The resulting fire destroyed most of the city. Marshal Law was declared by President Roosevelt with looters being shot on site. Many people who were homeless made their way to Golden Gate Park to live in tents.

San Francisco, as many of you know, has since recovered from this great natural disaster. In 1989, San Francisco was hit by another earthquake -- measuring 6.9 -- which only did minor damage as compared to the 1906 quake. But the city rose from the ashes to again become one of America's great cities.

The Shadow is proud to be a resident of this great city. It is a very progressive and forward-moving city. And as San Francisco today remembers the events of 100 years ago, The Shadow takes this opportunity to remember the victims of this disaster and salutes the city that has now taken its place.

5 Comments:

Anonymous katie couric said...

Earthquake in 1906, huh? First I heard of it. Thank you Shadow, for keeping us informed. Is everything OK back there in Frisco since all that happened?

9:59 AM  
Blogger The Shadow said...

It would be difficult to believe that you were not aware of this. Everything is fine in San Francisco as of this writing.

11:25 AM  
Anonymous katie couric said...

Would you like to come on my show and tell the audience something about this earthquake news? I think viewers would find it pretty interesting.

11:41 AM  
Blogger The Shadow said...

The Shadow will not be mocked in this fashion. This has been reported on every news wire and is readily available on the Internet.

1:53 PM  
Anonymous walter cronkite said...

Shadow: These comments are a mockery and I do not believe they are really from Katie Couric.

7:39 AM  

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