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The Great San Francisco Earthquake.

The amazing resources of the human spirit in the face of adversity were demonstrated by the diverse population of San Francisco during and after the April 18, 1906 earthquake and fire which struck with 12,000 time the force of the Hiroshima atomic bomb. Although 3000 lives were lost and 6 1/2 billion bricks were dumped after the earthquake, the indomitable pioneer spirit prevailed as the city was rebuilt in three years. Fours years later San Francisco hosted the 1915 World's Fair with a sense of triumph and invincibility. 1988. 58 min.