San Francisco Before And After The Earthquake

William Henry IRWIN (1873 - 1948)

As all but Martians know (and who knows, perhaps even they), the city of San Francisco, California, was destroyed by massive earthquake and unquenchable fire in April, 1906. Will Irwin was a sometime San Franciscan who was then living in New York. He wrote a piece for the newspaper The Sun on April 21st, remembering and describing he city that was no more. He called it The City That Was. Four years later he returned to San Francisco and, amazed at the rebuilding, wrote a second piece for The San Francisco Call which he entitled The City That Is. The first endeavor became famous and was frequently reprinted; it made the reputation of Irwin as a reporter. - Summary by David Wales

Genre(s): Technology & Engineering, Modern (20th C), Earth Sciences

Language: English

Section Chapter Author Source Reader Time Language
Play 01 The City That Was; A Requiem Of Old San Francisco (1906) Part 1 William Henry Irwin Etext David Wales
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Play 02 The City That Was; A Requiem Of Old San Francisco (1906) Part 2 William Henry Irwin Etext David Wales
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Play 03 The City That Is (1910) William Henry Irwin Etext David Wales
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