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Tuesday, January 17, 2006

[URL] Bancroft Library and the '06 Earthquake

Alls usns are gearing up for the 18th of April when San Francisco will celebrate the hundredth anniversary of the 1906 Earthquake and Fire.

UC Berkeley's Bancroft Library has pulled together the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fire Digital Collection Website.

The project is a joint effort of the Bancroft Library, the California Historical Society, the California State Library, Stanford University, the Huntington Library, and the Society of California Pioneers.

The site includes pictures, text, links, references, and search capability. Check out the very cool 360deg panoramic collage view of the devastated city. Bancroft Library created the collage from eleven photographs taken from the roof of the Fairmont Hotel at the top of Nob Hill.

The site also has an interactive map. Click the piece of the City you're interested in and the site serves up photos of the earthquake aftermath for that area.

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