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San Francisco (Calif.) -- History

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Faultline: Earthquake History and Science | Exploratorium

First mentioned in the April 21, 2006 Scout Report, and significantly revised and updated since, Faultline provides the history and science of earthquakes in an accessible fashion that is appropriate for elementary through high school students and fun for adults. The broad sections of the site remain the same as they were in 2006: Live Eye on the Earth, Great Shakes, Quake Basics, Damage Control,...

Fans of the Golden Gate City will love FoundSF, "a wiki that invites history buffs, community leaders, and San Francisco citizens of all kinds to share their unique stories, images, and videos from past and present." This wiki is hosted by Shaping San Francisco, an organization dedicated to preserving and sharing San Francisco history. On FoundSF, anyone is invited to edit or add articles or media...
San Francisco Historical Photograph Collection

In the 1936 film, "San Francisco" Jeannette MacDonald sings the film's title song, which of course includes the Gus Kahn-penned lyric "San Francisco, welcome me home again/I'm not at home to go roaming no more." For those who might be pining for Baghdad by the Bay (or for images from the infamous earthquake in 1906), this online collection from the San Francisco Public Library will be most...
The Museum of the City of San Francisco

By no means a new site, but frequently updated, this is one to bookmark if you have any interest in the history of San Francisco. Their online exhibits feature articles, images, and a cornucopia of archival materials relating to the 1849 California gold rush, the great earthquake and fire of 1906, the 1989 earthquake, the construction of the Golden Gate and Bay Bridges, San Francisco World War II...
UC Berkeley: Regional Oral History Office

Since its creation in 1954, the Regional Oral History Office at the Bancroft Library has carried out hundreds of interviews in a wide variety of subject areas, including arts and letters, business and labor, University of California history, and the environment. As part of a vast digitization project, a number of these interviews have been placed online for consultation and research purposes. The...
With feelings of uncertainty on the decline, San Franciscans commemorate 1906 earthquake

Quake worries on the decline [pdf] NPR: 100 Years After the San Francisco Quake [Real Player] SFGate: The Great Quake: 1906-2006 [Real Player, pdf] 1906 Earthquake Centennial Alliance 100th...