On A Peaceful Spring Morning, Disaster Strikes San Francisco

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On the early morning of April 18, 1906, the city of San Francisco was struck by a devastating earthquake that crumpled buildings, cracked water mains, broke gas pipes, and sent kerosene lamps flying. Fires quickly engulfed most of the city, leaving exhausted civilians to fight the flames with well water, sewer water, and old rags. Despite valiant rescue efforts, estimates place the death toll at around 3,000. Using never-before-published survivor narratives and informational sidebars, Earthquake! reveals the full story of one of the greatest disasters in American history.
Publisher: New York : Hyperion Books for Children, c2004
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9780786818822
Branch Call Number: j979.461051 TAN NVD
Additional Contributors: Craig, David
Alternative Title: Earthquake


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The 8.3 earthquake crumpled buildings, broke water mains and gas pipes, and was followed by fires burning most of the city, seen through the eyes of four young survivors.

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