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The Great 1906 San Francisco Earthquake

Among the worst natural disasters in U.S. history by Chris Frantz San Francisco, California, April 1906 Related Links Almanac: San Francisco San Francisco Census Facts: 1906 Versus…

Daly City

(Encyclopedia) Daly City, city (1990 pop. 92,311), San Mateo co., W Calif., a suburb of San Francisco; inc. 1911. Daly City is primarily residential, its population having grown significantly since…

San Mateo

(Encyclopedia) San Mateo sn mt´, city (1990 pop. 85,486), San Mateo co., W Calif., on San Francisco Bay; inc. 1894. It is a commercial and retail center with some high-technology manufacturing.…

Berkeley

(Encyclopedia) Berkeley bûr´kl, city (1990 pop. 102,724), Alameda co., W Calif., on the E shore of San Francisco Bay just N of Oakland; inc. 1878. Originally (1820) part of a Spanish rancho, the…

Morgan, Julia

(Encyclopedia) Morgan, Julia, 1872–1957, American architect, b. San Francisco, B.S. Univ. of California, Berkeley, 1894. Trained as an engineer, she became the first woman to study architecture at…

Earthquakes Primer

About 8,000 mini-quakes a day, and on average, one exceptionally big one per year by Borgna Brunner   Earthquakes in residential areas, such as this 1964 one in Seward, Alaska, can…

Earthquakes

Earthquakes can wreak havoc on infrastructure. Earthquakes are some of the most devastating natural disasters in the world, causing millions in damages and claiming thousands of lives. Seismic…

Adolphus Greely

Adolphus Washington Greely was the first volunteer private in the United States Army to rise to the rank of Major General, and the leader of an Arctic expedition (1881-84) that was tragic but…