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May 28, 1906 – San Francisco in Ruins

San Francisco in Ruins (Clicken to enbiggenate)

 

This amazingly detailed, panoramic high resolution photograph shows just how completely devastated 4 days and 4 nights of fires left San Francisco after the Great 1906 Earthquake.

6 weeks later smoke still hangs in the air as people begin the long, mammoth task of cleaning up.

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Golden Gate Bridge Celebrates it’s Diamond (75th) Anniversary!

75 years ago this weekend, the “Bridge that Couldn’t be Built” opened to the public for the very first time.

Crossing the 6,700 ft (2042 m) straight at the mouth of the San Francisco bay from Fort Point to present day Marin County, the project had to overcome engineering obstacles such as blinding fog, gale winds, and strong unpredictable currents in frigid 372 ft deep water. Many experts of the day simply derided it as simply “not possible”.

Luckily for us, the dreamers refused to listen. Continue reading Golden Gate Bridge Celebrates it’s Diamond (75th) Anniversary!

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