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1906 photo of street and trolley tracks ripped by quake

City Will Rise 1 {format} {format} 8:59 Jesse Boggs

April 18 marks the centennial of one of America's greatest catastrophes, the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire. In part one of our two-part re-examination of the events following the quake, we look at how bad luck and human error exacerbated the disaster. [transcript]

Broadcast: Apr 17 2006 on NPR Day to DaySeries: San Francisco 1906 Earthquake Subjects: Public Affairs, Environment, Historical, Historical Anniversaries