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Earthquake and Flames Bring Death and Ruin to City of San Francisco
Number of Dead Estimated at Seven Hundred; Injured, One Thousand, and Property Loss, a Hundred Million Dollars. BUILDINGS COLLAPSE AND FIRE STILL RAGES UNCHECKED Widespread Destruction in Towns Outside the Coast Metropolis -- San Jose, the City of Flowers, Devastated and Twenty Persons Killed -- Most of Buildings at Leland Stanford University in Ruins -- State Asylum at Agnew Wrecked, Many of the Inmates Killed and Others Running Loose Terrorizing Community.
The Washington Post (1877-1922) - Washington, D.C.
Date: Apr 19, 1906
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The greatest earthquake disaster in the history of the United States visited San Francisco early yesterday morning. The earthquake was followed by a fire which was still burning at 2 a.m. to- day, and which has covered most of the affected area.

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