Earth Dragon Trembled: San Francisco’s Chinatown and the Great Earthquake of 1906

San Francisco’s Chinatown, after the disaster.

The animals could feel it coming.

The early hours of April 18, 1906 reportedly filled with the frightened barking of dogs and horses’ panicked neighs. But people have duller senses, and San Francisco, with its half-million residents, slept on until the huge earthquake hit at 5:13 that morning. Buildings crashed down and fire…

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Nick Kolakowski

Nick Kolakowski

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Writer, editor, author of 'Maxine Unleashes Doomsday' and 'Boise Longpig Hunting Club.'