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San Fran. 18- 315 PM San Fran without communication with [outside?] world since 11 am dead will number up in the thousands Goot has been asked for transports to bury the dead at sea to avoid plague the gas works exploded, entire city in flames from Montgomery St to the water front and south of Market street the ground is in a tremor and if another quake comes will wipe out the entire city, they are starting special trains from Los Angeles with Doctors and nurses etc. several small coast towns in ruins San Jose, Napa, Salinas, worst wrecked, [anyhow?] at Napa wrecked half the inmates killed and



San Francisco

Circa Date

[1906 Apr] 18


Original letter dimensions: 14 x 20.5 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 16, Image 0179

Collection Identifier

Online finding aid for the microform version of the John Muir Correspondence

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Holt-Atherton Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library. Please contact this institution directly to obtain copies of the images or permission to publish or use them beyond educational purposes.


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Environmentalist, naturalist, travel, conservation, national parks, John Muir, Yosemite, California, history, correspondence, letters



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