Earthquake and Fire of 1906
including 104 year-old earthquake survivor Herbert Hamrol, Mayor Gavin
Newsom, Fire Chief Joanne Hayes White and Police Chief Heather Fong, and
up to 500 devotees marked the 101st anniversary of the Earthquake and
Fire that nearly destroyed the City in 1906. A ceremonial wreath was placed
on Lotta's Fountain, where locals gather annually to remember the disaster,
honor the dead, and to celebrate the City's resilience. Fire horns sounded
the anniversary at 5:12 a.m.