Complete story of the San Francisco horror

Paperback | January 2, 2012

byRichard Linthicum

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1906. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IV. TWENTY SQUARE MILES OF WRECK AND RUIN. Fierce Battle to Save the Famous Ferry Station, the Chief Inlet to and Egress from San Francisco--Fire Tugs and Vessels in the Bay Aid in Heroic Fight--Fort Mason, General Funston's Tem- porary Headquarters, has Narrow Escape--A Survey of the Scene of Desolation. S WHEN darkness fell over the desolate city at the end of the ?fourth day of terror, the heroic men who had borne the burden of the fight with the flames breathed their first sigh of relief, for what .remained of the proud metropolis of the Pacific coast was safe. This was but a semi-circular fringe, however, for San Francisco was a city desolate with twenty square miles of its best area in ashes. In that blackened territory lay the ruins of sixty thousand buildings, once worth many millions of dollars and containing many millions more. The fourth and last day of the world's greatest conflagration had been one of dire calamity and in some respects was the most spectacular of all. On the evening of the third day (Friday) a gale swept over the city from the west, fanned the glowing embers into fierce flames and again started them upon a path of terrible destruction. The fire which had practically burnt itself out north of Telegraph Hill was revived by the wind and bursting into a blaze crept toward the East, threatening the destruction of the entire water front, including the Union ferry depot, the only means of egress from the devastated city. The weary firemen still at work in other quarters of the city were hastily summoned to combat the new danger. Hundreds of sailors from United States warships and hundreds of soldiers joined in the battle, and from midnight until dawn men fought fire as never fire had been fought before. Fire tugs drew up alongthe water front and...

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1906. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IV. TWENTY SQUARE MILES OF WRECK AND RUIN. Fierce Battle to Save the Famous Ferry Station, the Chief Inlet to and Egress from San Francisco--Fire ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:110 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.23 inPublished:January 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217194044

ISBN - 13:9780217194044

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