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1906 photo of street and trolley tracks ripped by quake

City Will Rise 2 {format} {format} 8:51 Jesse Boggs

April 18 marks the centennial of one of America's greatest catastrophes, the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire. In the second of a two-part report on the legacy of the quake and its fiery aftermath, we look at the almost-immediate campaign to put a positive spin on the disaster. [transcript]

Broadcast: Apr 18 2006 on NPR Day to DaySeries: San Francisco 1906 Earthquake Subjects: Public Affairs, Environment, Historical, Historical Anniversaries