Victims, survivors of 1906 San Francisco earthquake honored

Apr 17, 2015 10:33 AM by News Staff

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - People will gather in San Francisco this weekend to mark the 109th anniversary of the 1906 earthquake.

The quake is the worst natural disaster in California history and killed roughly 3,000 people.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports that on Saturday morning residents will gather at Lotta's Fountain along Market Street at Kearny and Geary streets for a moment of silence at 5:12 a.m., the exact time of the April 18 quake.

The actual anniversary of the quake is Friday and there are other events around San Francisco Friday marking the date.

The only survivors are believed to be 113-year-old Ruth Newman and 109-year-old William Del Monte. It was not known Friday if they would attend the early-morning ceremony Saturday.

Mayor Ed Lee, San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr and Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White will attend.


Information from: San Francisco Chronicle

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