1906 Earthquake and Fire Commemoration Photo Montage

We got up very early, we dressed in 1906 style, and we joined our fellow San Franciscans in commemorating one of the most significant natural disasters in California’s history. Please enjoy DEM’s photographs documenting our participation in an annual ritual filled with camaraderie and San Francisco pride.

Lotta’s Fountain: the cast iron fountain served as a meeting point during the 1906 Earthquake and Fire aftermath.

Participants in the San Francisco custom to dress in period attire to commemorate the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fire.

A participant in the San Francisco custom to dress in period attire to commemorate the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fire.

Mayor Lee observing a minute of silence at 5:12 a.m., when the earthquake struck 106 years ago.

DEM participating in a minute of commemorative silence.

One of our partner in preparedness, response, and recovery, the Bay Area Red Cross who also provided coffee to participants in the the Lotta’s Fountain commemoration activities.

The Master of Ceremonies speaking with the 1906 Earthquake and Fire survivors.

Honorary special guests of the Lotta’s Fountain Commemoration Ceremony and survivors of the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fire.

The wreath laid on Lotta’s Fountain by City Officials.

A photo from 1906? No, but thanks to Instragram we think it looks like it could be. From left to right, DEM team members dressed and acting the part: Steve LaPlante, Dave Ebarle,  and Lucas Eckroad.

The DEM team all smiles shortly after the annual golden hydrant painting ceremony in Dolores Park.

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About sfdemkristin

A strong believer that we are more prepared than we think, Kristin advocates it is not a looming disaster that inspires us to prepare, but rather the peace of mind that comes from having taken a few simple steps in advance of an emergency to take care of our loved ones. Kristin can be found on Twitter @kristinlhogan.

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