Monday, February 12, 2007

1906 Earthquake

Rain has arrived and instead of walking I am sorting through my photos and connecting them with historical information I gleaned from the Guest House Museum.
The above photograph shows almost nothing left from the west side of Franklin St. to the west side of McPherson, (between Laurel and Redwood Ave) after the 1906 earthquake and subsequent fire. (The red dotted line, I added, is Franklin St.)
Here is a diagram showing the burnt area. The red arrow shows where I stood to take the following photograph (south) down Franklin St.
I am quite surprised to discover both sides of Franklin Street from Laurel to Redwood Ave. were completely rebuilt after the 1906 earthquake and fire. I had always thought these buildings were part of the “original” Fort Bragg.

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